Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Bachelor|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||40,190|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||4.2%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||2,420|
Many employers require a bachelor's degree from job applicants. Bachelor's degrees are held by 82% of employees. People with some college experience but no degree make up 18% of professional surveyors.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
A government survey revealed that 5% of employees work only part of the time. Professional surveyors who work as their own boss represent 4% of the total.
Area Job Conditions
There are comparatively more jobs of this type in Yuba City (California), Gulfport (Mississippi), and Anchorage (Alaska), and comparatively fewer in Grand Rapids (Michigan), New York (New York), and Greensboro (North Carolina).
The earning potential for employees appears to be highest in Santa Barbara (California), Yuba City (California), and Anchorage (Alaska), and lowest (comparatively speaking) in Nashville (Tennessee), Shreveport (Louisiana), and Florence (South Carolina).
Briefly introduces surveying careers. Produced for the US Department of Labor.