Precision Agriculture Technicians

General Information

Description

Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.

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Salary

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 59%
  • Master's degree 11%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • High school 7%
  • Some college 3%
  • Post baccalaureate 3%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Food Production
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