A Career in Land Surveying
PRECISION & PROTECTION
Manitoba Land Surveyors hold a special duty to protect the public’s rights to fair property ownership and orderly development by defending the accuracy and the integrity of our land survey fabric.
Land surveyors need to be current with emerging technologies such as GPS (Global Positioning System), 3D laser scanning and digital photography. GPS is used for precise positioning of points anywhere on the earth that are used in a wide variety of mapping procedures.
Many people think that surveyors only conduct fieldwork. Surveyors can choose from many specialties and get involved at many stages of a project. Sometimes a surveyor may work in the field and then deliver the data to a surveyor who works in the office. The office-based surveyor analyzes the data, creates maps and other documents.
Land surveying is a career field in high demand throughout industry, government and the private sector. As a land surveyor you can provide services for planned communities, schools, shopping centers, highway projects and more.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects job opportunities in the surveying field to grow steadily through 2014, and the areas of urban planning, architecture, construction, and disaster and emergency planning will be particularly strong.
AS A LAND SURVEYOR, YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM:
- Professional status and recognition.
- A challenging and well-paying career.
- Working with cutting edge technology.
- Applying your technical skills in the outdoors and in an office environment.