1. Math, Who Needs It?
Land Surveyor
Allie Gunning
11/29/13
2. Table of Contents
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Required Classes
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Required Classes Continued
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Extra Classes & Tests
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Typical Day
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Typical Day Continued
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How is Math Used in Your Career?
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Formulas
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Average Salary
3. Required Classes
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A GED or
High School
Diploma with
an emphasis
on math
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Geometry
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Trigonometry
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Algebra
30
Professional
Development
Hours
4. Required Classes Continued
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Bachelor's Degree
Relevant Majors
Include:
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Surveying and Mapping
Surveying and
Geomatics
Surveying
Engineering
Technology
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55% of
Surveyors have
a Bachelor's
Degree because
it's required in
some states
5. Extra Classes & Tests
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CST from the
NSPS
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Principles and
Practices
Exam
Specific
Professional
Land
Surveying
Exam
6. Typical Day
There isn't a typical
day in surveying, but
there are 3 main steps
for a basic order.
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Step 1: Preparing
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Step 2: Field Work
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Step 3: Mapping
Step 1: Preparing
First, a land surveyor
must get an order for a
piece of land. Then, he
collects information
about that certain piece
of land.
7. Typical Day Continued
Step 2: Field Work
The information
collected is used to
help measure each
portion of land.
Step 3: Mapping
Most surveyors have a
CAD machine to map
out their surveys.
When the survey is
completed, the true
copy is signed, sealed,
and dated.
8. How is Math Used in Your Career?
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Trigonometry,
Algebra, and
Geometry are the basic
maths used in
surveying.
Trigonometry
formulas are used for
things like height and
angle of the land.
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Algebra formulas are
used for things like
establishing length,
area, and volume.
10. Average Salary
A surveyor's salary can
range from $30,000 all
the way up to $70,000.
It really depends on
the type of position
you take on. Your
salary will begin at as
low as $25,000 if you
begin your career with
an internship.
Once you're a
surveyor, your
earnings will depend
on how you decide to
pursue your
professional career.
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