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Geodetic Surveyors

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Read books and magazines on geodetic surveying to become familiar with surveyor terms, projects, and tools. Find useful articles and job listings on the Web site of The American Surveyor, http://www.amerisurv.com. Professional associations publish various newsletters and magazines that are helpful. For example, learn more about recent developments in the surveying field by reading the National Society of Professional Surveyors' "News and Views" articles, http://multibriefs.com/briefs/NSPS/. A great way to gain experience in surveying is by working in a part-time or summer job with a construction outfit or company. Even if the job is not directly working with surveyors, it will give you the opportunity to connect with them and ask them questions about the job. Another option for exploring this field is by participating in a work-study program, which some colleges offer. These opportunities may lead to full-time employment. Volunteering is another way to gain exposure to the surveying profession. The U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Land Management usually have volunteer opportunities in select areas.

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