Why be a Surveyor
THOSE ENTERING THE FIELD OF SURVEYING DON’T ASK IF THEY CAN FIND A JOB
Instead, they decide where would they like to work. That’s because the demand for surveyors is high and continues to grow. High demand means job security and great benefits.
Surveyors also collaborate with many other professionals including engineers, architects, attorneys, realtors, developers, contractors, and advise land owners.
How to become a Surveyor
Can you visualize objects, distances, sizes and abstract forms? Do you enjoy working with computers and learning new technology? Are you good at math, especially algebra, geometry and trigonometry? Do you like solving mysteries and puzzles? If you answered yes to these questions, you should consider a career in surveying.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s projections over the next decade show the need for land surveyors and technicians will outpace the average growth for all occupations.
With the average age of the licensed professional surveyor being in the upper 50’s and the increasing demand for skilled survey technicians, the job outlook for a career in surveying is really good.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The stats show that the median salary for a surveyor is $63,420 annually. More experienced surveyors earn higher salaries and those who own firms can easily earn six- figure salaries.
The median salary for surveying technicians, who generally have 2-year degrees, is $45,010 annually.