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Geodetic Surveyors

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 49,200 surveyors employed in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 69 percent of surveyors in the United States are employed in engineering, architectural, and surveying firms. Federal, state, and local government agencies are the next largest employers of surveying workers, and the majority of the remaining surveyors work for construction firms. A small percentage are employed by mine, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction companies, and very few surveyors are self-employed.

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