The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for surveyors will grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2022. The outlook is best for surveyors who have college degrees and advanced field experience, and work in fast-growing industries, such as oil and gas mining. The widespread use of technology, such as the Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems, will provide jobs to surveyors with strong technical and computer skills.  

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