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One of the best opportunities for experience is a summer job or internship with a construction firm or other company that prepares maps.  The federal government also may have some part-time opportunities for cartographic assistants. Surveyors may also hire students as helpers. While in high school, you can get accustomed to map reading, perhaps through a scouting organization. Familiarize yourself with the symbols and abbreviations used in mapmaking.

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