What Surveyors Do
Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects. Surveying involves both fieldwork and indoor work. When working outside, surveyors may stand for long periods and often walk long distances, sometimes in bad weather. Most work full time.
How to Become a Surveyor
Surveyors typically need a bachelor’s degree. They must be licensed before they can certify legal documents and provide surveying services to the public.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for surveyors was $58,020 in May 2015. Employment of surveyors is projected to decline 2 percent by 2024. Improvements in surveying technology have reduced demand for surveyors.