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|Overview:||They conduct aerial surveys to prepare land surface (topological) analysis for purposes of environmental planning, mapping & petroleum & mineral exploration. They create photo images by electronic scanning of land surfaces. They interpret data to prepare survey reports.|
|Duties:||They confer with environmental scientists, petroleum and mining geologists and cartographers to identify their needs for aerial surveys of land surfaces. Plan & design photo-image surveys.
Decide upon the electronic scanning equipment needed to satisfy project needs. Consider variables such as land temperatures, soil composition, humidity and altitude for flights.
Operate or control the electronic scanning equipment mounted in airplanes, satellites, or space shuttle aircraft. Interpret the data to prepare survey reports.
Confer with scientists and users of the survey to explain and interpret the photo-images in terms of mineral and soil compositions, topography, and ecological sensitivity.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 14% or higher from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.|
|Starting Salary:||Government positions pay about 10% less than private surveying firms.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$38,000 to $42,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||The usual training for a photogrammetric engineer is a bachelor's degree in surveying and engineering & with a course background in geology, environmental sciences and geography. An associate degree with experience as a cartographic or photogrammetric technician is sometimes acceptable. A knowledge of computer applications is essential.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information please click here.
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.