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So to pursue a career in sensor technlogy you will have to study Geoinformatics, that is a specialised field necessitating expert knowledge. Background in science stream is a must. Students from geography, geology, agriculture, engineering, IT or computer science fields can gain admission to M.Sc., M.Tech. courses in Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing. There is the option to follow up with Ph.D. programmes. Shorter diploma, certificate and M.A. courses are available as well.
Major users of geoinformatics applications and therefore employers are the Central and State governments.
Job profiles range from Scientist, Project Coordinator, Project Scientist, Technical Assistant, Research Scholar, Research Associate, GIS Expert, GIS Environment Analyst, etc. in government jobs to Project Manager, Senior System Executive, Image Analyst, GIS Business Analyst, GIS Engineer, GIS Programmer, Geo-Spatial Software Engineer, etc. in the commercial sector.
Salary ranges vary widely depending on the location, discipline and experience. Approximate starting salary is Rs.2,50,000 per annum with higher positions averaging Rs.5,00,000 upwards.