Registered Land Surveyor,
Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.
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What do they typically do on the job?
- Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
- Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.
- Prepare, or supervise preparation of, all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
Career interests describe the perspectives and interests of people who enjoy the type of work involved in this career.
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People who want to pursue this career have knowledge in these areas.
Math and Science
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
Product and service development
Computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
Whether you have received formal training or not, these types of abilities are helpful in this career.
Choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Read and understand what is written
Communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
Use rules to solve problems
Notice when problems happen
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
People who want to pursue this career have skills in these areas.
Using math to solve problems
Reading work related information
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
Work values describe how your core beliefs align with those commonly needed for this career.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
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