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Occupation Profile for 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.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$48,290.00 Median Annual Wage 3,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
2.4 Average Unemployment Percentage 0.0 Percentage That Completed High School
60,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 17.8 Percentage That Had Some College
74,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 81.6 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
City Surveyor
County Surveyor
Director, Photogrammetry Flight Operations
Engineer
Engineer, Survey
Engineering Technician
Geodesist
Geodetic Surveyor
Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor
GIS Specialist (Geographic Information Systems Specialist)
GIS Technician (Geographic Information Systems Technician)
Land Examiner
Land Measurer
Land Surveyor
Licensed Land Surveyor
Manager, Land Surveyor
Mine Surveyor
Mineral Surveyor
Photogrammetric Engineer
Port Surveyor
Professional Land Surveyor
Railroad Surveyor
Registered Land Surveyor
Registered Public Surveyor
Survey Coordinator
Survey Party Chief
Survey Project Manager
Survey Superintendent
Surveyor
Surveyor, Geodetic
Surveyor, Geophysical Prospecting
Surveyor, Mine
Surveyor, Professional
Surveyor, Registered (Public)
Topographical Surveyor

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Analyze survey objectives and specifications to prepare survey proposals or to direct others in survey proposal preparation.
  • Core — Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.
  • Core — Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
  • Core — Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
  • Core — Develop criteria for survey methods and procedures.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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