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Physical Scientists, All Other
(SOC Code : 19-2099)
in California

All physical scientists not listed separately.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20161st Qtr$51.11$35.46$50.80$62.78

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2014 - 20243,1003,70060019.480

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Colleges and Universities 2,64320.9%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,31716.7%
Employment Services 5,5727.3%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting7,5862.9%
Architectural and Engineering Services 20,1232.3%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 25,8821.6%
Legal Services 46,3961.1%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0951.0%

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Program Title
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Analyze data acquired from aircraft, satellites, or ground-based platforms, using statistical analysis software, image analysis software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Manage or analyze data obtained from remote sensing systems to obtain meaningful results.
Process aerial or satellite imagery to create products such as landcover maps.
Develop or build databases for remote sensing or related geospatial project information.
Monitor quality of remote sensing data collection operations to determine if procedural or equipment changes are necessary.
Attend meetings or seminars or read current literature to maintain knowledge of developments in the field of remote sensing.
Conduct research into the application or enhancement of remote sensing technology.
Prepare or deliver reports or presentations of geospatial project information.
Discuss project goals, equipment requirements, or methodologies with colleagues or team members.
Integrate other geospatial data sources into projects.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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