Land Surveying/Mapping Sciences

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Cartographer
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Survey
  • Field Research
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Geographer
  • Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor
  • GIS Data Analyst
  • GIS Specialist
  • GPS Specialist
  • Land Surveyor
  • Landscape Architect*
  • Map Editor
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Online Mapping
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Program Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Satellite Imaging Specialist
  • Survey Crew Leader
  • Surveying Technician
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Urban/Regional Planner*

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Architectural Firms
  • Construction Firms
  • Engineering Companies
  • Federal, State & Local Government
  • Map Publishers & Software Companies
  • Mining, Oil, & Gas Extraction Companies
  • Urban Planning/Regional Development

Minnesota Employers

  • City of Vadnais Heights
  • Dakota County
  • ERMC
  • Gray Gardens Landscaping
  • Hennepin County
  • Jacobson Engineers
  • Kadrmas Lee & Jackson
  • KLJ
  • Landmark Surveying
  • MN DOT
  • SHE Corporation
  • The Toro Company
  • U.S. Government Dept. of Defense
  • University of MN

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$32,000-$60,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer/technical skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Good at reading maps
  • Good coordination
  • Idea generation
  • Leadership qualities
  • Precise
  • Quantitative skills
  • Solution oriented
  • Team player
  • Visualization skills