If math, measuring and visualization is your strength, consider a career in surveying. Surveyors gather data about the elevation, contour and dimensions of land or sea bottom. This data gets used for everything from mapmaking, mining, engineering, establishing land boundaries and general construction.
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A Typical Day
- Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
- Verify the accuracy of survey data.
- Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.
- Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
- Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
Explore This Career
Try it before you buy it!
Visit the Surveying program at NMC
Job shadow at local company or MDOT
Investigate Google Earth
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
NMC Associate's Degree, Surveying
All students have paid summer internships and many have school expenses paid by hiring employers!
Hear It From The Pros
Job Growth Projections 2019-2029
Wage Range & Median 10-County Region
Annual Hires Regionally
Real World Career Pathways
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