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Surveyors make exact measurements and locations of elevations, points, lines, and contours on or near Earth's surface. They measure distances between points to determine property boundaries and to provide data for mapmaking, construction projects, and other engineering purposes. There are approximately 43,140 surveyors employed in the United States. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Chief of Party Surveyor or Survey Firm Owner

Surveyor

Surveying and Mapping Technician

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