Boundary or land surveyors determine the legal property lines and help determine the exact locations of real estate and construction projects.
A four-year bachelor's degree in surveying, geomatics, or civil engineering, or a related field is required to obtain these positions. They must be licensed before they can certify legal documents and provide surveying services to the public.
Employment of surveyors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. However, the use of drones and other technologies is expected to increase worker productivity and may therefore limit employment growth.
Surveying involves both fieldwork and office work. When working outside, surveyors may stand for long periods and often walk long distances, sometimes in bad weather. Most work full time.