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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

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Surveying and mapping technicians are expected to have improved job prospects if they are skilled in using new digital surveying and mapping technologies such as GPS and GIS. Overall, however, employment in this field is expected to grow by only 1 percent through 2029, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The advancements in surveying technology enable technicians to accomplish more work in less time, which reduces the number of technicians needed for the job. The coronavirus pandemic caused temporary closures and delays for many businesses. However, surveying and mapping technicians have continued to work throughout most of the U.S., as many states have deemed them essential workers.

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