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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for surveyors will grow by about 2 percent, slower than the average, through 2029. The coronavirus pandemic caused a slowdown for many businesses, however, surveying and mapping professionals have continued to work throughout and will continue to be needed. Job prospects will be best for surveyors who have college degrees and advanced field experience, and work in industries such as oil and gas mining. The widespread use of technology, such as the Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems, will provide jobs to surveyors with strong technical and computer skills. This same technology, however, will also reduce the numbers of surveyors needed, because the technology enables them to accomplish more work in less time.

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