Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries.
A four-year bachelor's degree in surveying, geomatics, or civil engineering, or a related field is required to obtain these positions.
Employment of surveyors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. Surveyors will continue to be needed to certify boundary lines, work on resource extraction projects, and review sites for construction. However, the use of drones and other technologies is expected to increase worker productivity and may therefore limit employment growth.
Surveying involves both fieldwork and office work. When working outside, surveyors may stand for long periods and often walk long distances, sometimes in bad weather. Most work full time.