US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) now lists five new geospatial occupations: “Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists”, “Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists”, “Geographic Information Systems Technicians”, “Precision Agriculture Technicians”, and “Geodetic Surveyors”.
Search for “geospatial” in the Occupation Quick Search at the O*NET site http://online.onetcenter.org/
Direct link for Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists: http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/15-1099.06
Here are the knowledge requirements:
Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Thanks to Joesph Kerski for notifying the community