Survey Technicians collect data using state-of-the-art technologies such as electronic Total Station Theodolites, GPS, 3D scanners, UAV/Drones, and more. They work primarily outdoors but often process field data in the office using advanced systems such as CADD and land management tools like GIS. The quality of their work is essential to the decision-making process utilized by Professional Surveyors, Cartographers, and photographers.
You may begin working as a Survey Technician without prerequisite education or experience. However, education programs are available, typically through 2-year degree programs designed to prepare you to join the workforce.
The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) offers a four-level Certified Survey Technician program (CST) to provide credibility to your knowledge and skills as a Technician.
Certification demonstrates that a Technician is competent to perform surveying tasks at a specific technical level. It also provides a sense of achievement and shows growth in the field of surveying. Additionally, certification allows employers to determine job assignments and advancement since certification indicates your ability to perform specific tasks.
For more information visit www.cstnsps.com or contact NSPS at 240-439-4615,ext. 112.