Precision Agriculture Technicians
- Program farm equipment, such as variable-rate planting equipment or pesticide sprayers, based on input from crop scouting and analysis of field condition variability.
- Compare crop yield maps with maps of soil test data, chemical application patterns, or other information to develop site-specific crop management plans.
- Install, calibrate, or maintain sensors, mechanical controls, GPS-based vehicle guidance systems, or computer settings.
- Collect information about soil or field attributes, yield data, or field boundaries, using field data recorders and basic geographic information systems (GIS).
- Identify spatial coordinates, using remote sensing and Global Positioning System (GPS) data.
- Divide agricultural fields into georeferenced zones, based on soil characteristics and production potentials.
- Identify areas in need of pesticide treatment by analyzing geospatial data to determine insect movement and damage patterns.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: + 4.6%
National: + 6.8%
Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)