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Salina, KS 67401

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Engineering Technology UAS Careers

Within the first three years of integration into the National Airspace System, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, more than 70,000 jobs in the UAS industry will be created in the United States, with an economic impact of more than $13.6 billion. No longer are employers in this exponentially growing field only looking for pilots or operators; graduates with the engineering technology with a UAS option degree will provide the industry with the source it needs in developing and implementing technologies for interoperability, autonomy, propulsion and power, and communication. Careers, found in both the commercial and defense applications of UAS, are already available in a variety of areas such as wildfire mapping, agriculture monitoring, disaster management, law enforcement, weather monitoring, oil and gas exploration and filmmaking.