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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for surveyors will decline by about 2 percent through 2024. Job prospects will be best for surveyors who have college degrees and advanced field experience, and work in 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. This same technology, however, will also reduce the numbers of surveyors needed, because the technology enables them to accomplish more work in less time.

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