Land Surveyor

Surveyors are professional measurers. Measurements are made for the purpose of establishing boundaries, construction design and layout and mapping projects. Job includes outdoor work collecting measurement data for location, elevation, contours and shape of land features using a variety of equipment including high precision GPS. Work also is performed indoors utilizing specialty calculation software and computer-aided drafting. This work includes analysis and organization of data and preparation of the data into different types of drawings.

Actual Career: Land Surveyor

Career Field:
Company Position:
Same as Career Title
INDIANA, South Western Region

Required Level of Education:
Associate Degree
Actual Level of Education:
Associate’s Degree

Field of Study:
land surveying
Name of Educational Institue:
Vincennes University
Type of Educational Institute:
Community / Junior College
Length of Time in Career:
21 years
Annual Earnings, 1st Year:
Annual Earnings, Last Year:
50,000 – 60,000
Weekly Hours:
Ordinary Shift:
Required Travel Amount:
up to 25% travel

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In your opinion, what kind of education did you need to get this career?
minimum of associates degree required in Indiana, bachelors required in most other states. Expertise in math is a plus.

Experience, Skills, Specialized Training, Licenses, or Certifications:
Licensed in Indiana.

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