Surveyors make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.
WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?
- Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
- 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.
- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- 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.
Surveyors typically require a bachelor’s degree, although some positions may only require associates or certifications.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
- You like to verify mathematical calculations.
- You are able to direct surveying activities.
- You like to create maps.
WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?
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