I am considering pursuing a career as a surveyor. I would love to talk with someone with experience and learn more about it. Questions like how much real math is involved with your day to day work? Do you like the job? etc. Thank you for any help!
I work with surveyors weekly. The invent of the total station has taken a lot of the math out of it. You need the foundation of math for the understanding. But, none of the one's I work with hand plot maps and boundaries anymore. They do the courthouse work, the leg work on the ground, put the info together and, let the total station tell them where the boundaries are. And, with attention to detail, it is indisputable and correct.
It's a good living. Plenty of work. Most are backlogged for MONTHS. Pays very well. You get a mixture of work environments. The only downside is having to deal with the public. Just remember, for every client you will be hired to do work for, you'll have an adjoining landowner to deal with. God Bless
My take; go for it.
I use surveyors.....and I can tell you they are buried with work out here in SF Bay area. A couple surveyors I know are hunters and one takes the whole season off as he makes plenty the rest of the year.
Feast or famine. This is construction.
The surveyor i mentioned owns his own business and has many years of experience. He has buuilt a clientele that trusts him and is willing to wait. He only takes 3 weeks for hunting the rest of the time he works long hours and i guarantee he makes a lot more than $45/ hr.That sounds like my kind of schedule!! Does he do his own contract work and just refuse work during hunting season? Or does he work for a company that just allows that type of time off?
Thank you for this. When you say "the foundation of math for understanding", could you be a bit more detailed. What math do you specifically consider that to be?