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.

Also includes

Geodetic Surveyors

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $56,970.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 669
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 3.59 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Conduct geological surveys
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Review maps to determine location or routes
Interpret mapping, drafting, or surveying information from schematics or technical drawings
Review engineering data or reports
Survey land or properties
Conduct plant location surveys
Research property records

Analyzing Data or Information

Determine geographic coordinates
Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data
Analyze spatial data
Interpret aerial photographs
Calculate geographic positions
Perform architectural, mapping, or drafting related research
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Calculate grades and elevations
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Determine geometric properties of objects from photographic images
Estimate engineering project costs
Bid work projects
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Judge distances between two points

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Civil 3D
Project Management
Quality Assurance and Control
Survey Instruments
Site Surveys

Related Licensing Requirements

Surveyor In Training (18-0000000131)

865 IAC 1-2-2 Land-surveyors-in-training; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-21.5-2-14 Affected: IC 25-21.5-5-3 Sec. 2. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 1 of this rule for land surveyor applicants apply for land surveyor-in-training applicants, except that applicants with: (1) an associate (or no degree prior to January 3, 2009) degree and meeting the education requirements of section 1(d) of this rule shall be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a bachelor's degree that is not in a board approved land surveying curriculum and meeting the education requirements of section 1(d) of this rule shall be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 1(b) or 1(c) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An applicant who is enrolled as a senior in a land surveying curriculum in a college or university that has an approved land surveying curriculum may take the last land-surveyor-in-training examination offered on the individual's campus before the applicant's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any applicant enrolled in any other bachelor's degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration of Land Surveyors (3172343022)

Land Surveyor (18-0000000058)

To qualify for this registration, candidates must: Either: Be a graduate of an approved land surveying program. Have at least four years of post-graduate field experience in land surveying. Successfully pass the board-administered examination. Or: Have at least eight years of combined land surveying education and experience that indicates that the candidate has achieved a level of professional skill. Successfully pass the board-administered examination. Candidates for either registration must also not have been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary action that would interfere with the candidate's ability to carry out professional duties. In addition, all candidates for registration will be required to pay certain application and examination fees. More detailed information may be obtained directly from the Indiana State Board of Registration of Land Surveyors.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration of Land Surveyors (3172343022)

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