Telemetry Employment Opportunities
The field of telemetry has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past several years, as have opportunities for employment in the field. A look at employment trends in the market indicate an uptick that began in the beginning of 2006 that has not yet slowed down, even as overall unemployment has remained high during the same time frame.
In a very general sense, telemetry is a technology that allows for the remote manipulation and/or measurement of information. It is used to remotely collect or send data, especially in instances when it is not feasible for a human to be present to collect or monitor such data. Basic examples of telemetry include the sending and receiving of data to remote space stations or satellites, guided missile systems and heart monitoring devices.
For those seeking telemetry jobs, positions tend to be available with government agencies, healthcare institutions and private companies, and opportunities are frequently posted to technology-related job boards and and healthcare job boards. Among the many applications of telemetry are meteorology, space science (NASA frequently uses telemetry in space programs), defense, flight testing, agriculture, energy monitoring, water management and especially the medical field, to name just a few.