- My Career Path
- Geodetic Surveyors
Also called : Geodesist, Geodetic Advisor, Geodetic Survey Director, Geodetic Surveyor, Licensed Land Surveyor, Regional Geodetic Advisor
What they do
Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
- Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
- Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
- Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
- Information Ordering
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
- Number Facility
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;
- Analytical Thinking
Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
- Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- Analytical or scientific software
- Computer aided design CAD software
- Data base user interface and query software
- Electronic mail software
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software
- Geographic information system
- Internet browser software
- Map creation software
- Object or component oriented development software
- Object oriented data base management software
- Office suite software
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Considerable Preparation Needed
Four-year bachelor degree
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.