If you love travel, independence, the
outdoors, and a challenge, surveying is for you. If you prefer
high-tech solutions to sunburn, you’re still needed. Surveying is
full of variety.
Check out stories on recent
graduates and the many projects in the Australian
Excellence in Surveying Awards for ideas.
Five great reasons to be a surveyor:
- Surveyors make big things happen
Without surveyors, no
significant development of the natural or built environment can
Surveyors work in partnership with architects, engineers, lawyers
- Have skills, will travelSurveyors’ skills are
needed around the world. Mathematics is universal, so you don’t
need another language. The language of surveying is understood from
China to Chile.
If you’d rather explore your own backyard, experienced surveyors
have many choices in Australia.
- Job securityLike doctors, lawyers and engineers,
surveyors are always in demand. When it comes to getting a job after
Uni, surveying is in the top ten professions. According to the Graduate
Careers Council of Australia, over 94%
of graduates at the start of 1999 had fulltime jobs
within four months of completing their degrees (released March
- The great outdoorsFancy a campfire as a
kitchen? Surveyors measure and manage information in the natural
world. They work on site, only returning to the office to process
They spend days, even weeks, in isolated locations, working (and
sleeping!) in a portable office.
- VarietyThe Hydrographic
Surveyor on the Great Barrier Reef, the Mining
Surveyor at Roxby Downs, the Geodetic
Surveyor studying the earth and planets, all started
together at university. Surveying takes you anywhere.
To learn more about becoming a professional surveyor, read about TAFE
courses and what recent
graduates are doing.