We surveyed 1,192 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?

Low

High

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?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

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?

Easy

Hard

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.

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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?

Low

High

Surveyors tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a surveyor?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a surveyor.

How competitive is the workplace for surveyors?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for surveyors.

Does being a surveyor require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for surveyors.

Are surveyors allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Surveyors rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do surveyors have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

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?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a surveyor.

Does being a good surveyor require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a surveyor.