Mapping Technicians

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What do they do?

Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.

Also known as:

Aerotriangulation Specialist, CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design Technician), Draftsman, Geospatial Analyst, Mapping Editor, Mapping Technician, Photogrammetric Compilation Specialist, Photogrammetric Stereo Compiler, Photogrammetric Technician, Stereoplotter Operator, Survey Technician, Tax Map Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Surveying and Mapping Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Surveying and Mapping Technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #32 in job growth rate
  • 250

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #5 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (1.2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.7%)
  • Associate's degree (20.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (36.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (32%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Create maps.
  • Gather physical survey data.
  • Create graphical representations of structures or landscapes.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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