Geodetic Surveyors
Also called: Geodesist, Geodetic Advisor, Licensed Land Surveyor,
What they do:
Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.On the job, you would:
 Calculate the exact horizontal and vertical position of points on the Earth's surface.
 Maintain databases of geodetic and related information, including coordinate, descriptive, or quality assurance data.
 Verify the mathematical correctness of newly collected survey data.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
Communications

Basic Skills
Problem Solving
People and Technology Systems

Math
Verbal
Ideas and Logic
Visual Understanding

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:

You might use software like this on the job: Map creation software
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software


New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
$63,420
$36,110
$104,850


What they do:
Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.On the job, you would:
 Calculate the exact horizontal and vertical position of points on the Earth's surface.
 Maintain databases of geodetic and related information, including coordinate, descriptive, or quality assurance data.
 Verify the mathematical correctness of newly collected survey data.
KNOWLEDGE
Math and Science
 arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
 geography
Engineering and Technology
 product and service development
 computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
 English language
Communications
 telecommunications
SKILLS
Basic Skills
 using math to solve problems
 reading work related information
Problem Solving
 noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
 thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
 figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
ABILITIES
Math
 choose the right type of math to solve a problem
 add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Verbal
 communicate by speaking
 listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
 order or arrange things
 make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Visual Understanding
 see hidden patterns
PERSONALITY
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
 Analytical Thinking
 Attention to Detail
 Integrity
 Dependability
 Initiative
 Cooperation
TECHNOLOGY
You might use software like this on the job:
Map creation software
 ESRI ArcGIS software
 Geographic information system GIS software
Analytical or scientific software
 QuickCogo
 Underhill Geomatics Copan
Computer aided design CAD software
 Autodesk AutoCAD
 Bentley Microstation
EDUCATION
 bachelor's degree
 master's degree
JOB OUTLOOK
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
$63,420
$36,110
$104,850