We surveyed 1,043 surveyors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical surveyor. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a surveyor?
Working as a surveyor typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a surveyor?
A career as a surveyor typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.
Is it easy to get a job as a surveyor?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a surveyor. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for surveyors.
Do surveyors work full-time or part-time?
82% of surveyors work in full-time roles while 18% work part-time.
Is being a surveyor stressful?
Surveyors tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a surveyor?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a surveyor.
How competitive is the workplace for surveyors?
Competition at work is not common for surveyors.
Does being a surveyor require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for surveyors.
Are surveyors allowed to express themselves creatively?
Surveyors rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do surveyors have control over the direction of their work?
Surveyors tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a surveyor physically demanding?
Being a surveyor may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are surveyors exposed to a wide variety of work?
Surveyors tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a surveyor require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a surveyor.
Does being a good surveyor require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a surveyor.