In this career quiz for Surveying Technicians, you will find out if working as one is right for you.
After taking this career quiz, you will find out if becoming a Surveying Technician is the right career choice for you and if you should become one.
Is This Right For Me
Best personality for this career
The Builders and The Organizers
People who are suitable for to be A Surveying Technician like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
They also like following set procedures and routines. They like working with data and details more than with ideas.
Now let’s assume that your personality matches. Should you still consider becoming A Surveying Technician?
At a typical day’s work, they Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
Surveying Technicians also Perform calculations to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts on measurements, traverse closures and adjustments, azimuths, level runs, and placement of markers..
Here are some of the things that you can expect to be doing if you decide to become A Surveying Technician.
Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points.
Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
Lay out grids, and determine horizontal and vertical controls.
Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine adequacy of data.
In this career quiz, there are 10 questions that will analyze if the Surveying Technicians career is right for you.
There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Okay and Like.
Answer “Dislike” if you tell yourself “Ugh… Sounds boring” or “I’m not sure” Answer “Okay” if you tell yourself “Umm… I think I will be okay with that” Answer “Like” if you tell yourself “Yes, I’m interested”
Ready? Let’s start
You’re interested in mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
You’re interested in engineering and technology like applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
Perform calculations to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts on measurements, traverse closures and adjustments, azimuths, level runs, and placement of markers.
You like work that includes practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
You like dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You like working outside, and hate paperwork or working closely with others.
You like following set procedures and routines.
You like working with data and details more than with ideas.
You like working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking.
You like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Now count how many points you have. Dislike = 0 point Okay = 1 point Like = 2 points
After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.
They provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
They apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.
They test or analyze geological samples, crude oil, or minerals to detect presence of petroleum, gas, or mineral deposits indicating potential for exploration or production or to determine physical or chemical properties to ensure that products meet quality standards.
They under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.