There are currently an estimated 76,100 remote sensing technicians in the United States. The remote sensing technician job market is expected to grow by 9.7% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are remote sensing technicians?

CareerExplorer rates remote sensing technicians with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 14,900 remote sensing technicians. That number is based on 7,400 additional remote sensing technicians, and the retirement of 7,500 existing remote sensing technicians.

What’s the supply of remote sensing technicians?

The remote sensing technician industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas

Remote Sensing Technician job market by state

State Name Employed Remote Sensing Technicians
California 6,660
New York 6,250
Texas 5,650
Florida 3,420
Illinois 3,410
Michigan 2,840
Massachusetts 2,370
Pennsylvania 2,040
Georgia 1,960
New Jersey 1,810
Indiana 1,720
Missouri 1,700
Virginia 1,610
Washington 1,550
Ohio 1,520
Oregon 1,400
North Carolina 1,330
Colorado 1,210
Oklahoma 1,190
Arizona 1,170
Louisiana 1,140
Tennessee 1,030
Alabama 980
Minnesota 950
Wisconsin 830
Nevada 820
Connecticut 740
Utah 710
Hawaii 680
Iowa 590
Kansas 430
Puerto Rico 410
Kentucky 390
New Mexico 380
Idaho 380
Arkansas 350
Nebraska 300
Alaska 270
District of Columbia 260
Mississippi 250
Maine 220
North Dakota 210
West Virginia 210
South Carolina 190
Wyoming 150
Montana 140
New Hampshire 100
South Dakota 80
Rhode Island 70
Vermont 40