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Surveying and Mapping Technicians


Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of a surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of topographical maps.


Median Wage: $37,190
Employed: 77,000
Growth: 20%
Green: No
Zone: 3 - Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Classification: Major: Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Minor: Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians

Interests

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 Realistic?4.2?
 Investigative?4.3?
 Artistic?2.1?
 Social?1.2?
 Enterprising?2.2?
 Conventional?3.2?

Values

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 Achievement?5?
 Working Conditions?5.3?
 Recognition?4.8?
 Relationships?3.4?
 Support?4.5?
 Independence?4.7?

Interests: Surveying and Mapping Technicians


82   Investigative People with Investigative interests like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking more than with physical activity. They like to search for facts and figure out problems mentally rather than to persuade or lead people.
79   Realistic People with Realistic interests like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They enjoy dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. They enjoy outside work. Often people with Realistic interests do not like occupations that mainly involve doing paperwork or working closely with others.
54   Conventional People with Conventional interests like work activities that follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and detail rather than with ideas. They prefer work in which there are precise standards rather than work in which you have to judge things by yourself. These people like working where the lines of authority are clear.
31   Enterprising People with Enterprising interests like work activities that have to do with starting up and carrying out projects, especially business ventures. They like persuading and leading people and making decisions. They like taking risks for profit. These people prefer action rather than thought.
28   Artistic People with Artistic interests like work activities that deal with the artistic side of things, such as forms, designs, and patterns. They like self-expression in their work. They prefer settings where work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
5   Social People with Social interests like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They prefer to communicate more than to work with objects, machines, or data. They like to teach, to give advice, to help, or otherwise be of service to people.

Styles: Surveying and Mapping Technicians


81   Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
79   Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
70   Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
69   Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical.
64   Achievement/Effort Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
64   Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
63   Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
62   Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
62   Innovation Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
62   Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
60   Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
58   Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
57   Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
50   Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
45   Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
44   Social Orientation Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

Values: Surveying and Mapping Technicians


71   Working Conditions Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
66   Achievement Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
63   Recognition Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
62   Independence Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
58   Support Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
40   Relationships Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Knowledge: Surveying and Mapping Technicians


67   Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
58   Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
55   Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
51   Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
49   Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
49   Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
45   English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
44   Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
38   Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
34   Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
30   Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
29   Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
28   Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
27   Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
23   Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
22   Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
21   Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
19   Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
19   Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
17   Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
16   Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
15   Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
13   Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
12   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.
8   Foreign Language Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
7   Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
6   History and Archeology Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
6   Philosophy and Theology Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
5   Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
5   Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
4   Food Production Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
4   Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
4   Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Skills: Surveying and Mapping Technicians


66   Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
66   Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
63   Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
60   Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
59   Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
58   Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
58   Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
57   Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
56   Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
55   Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
53   Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
52   Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
51   Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
51   Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
50   Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
49   Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
47   Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
47   Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
45   Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
45   Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
44   Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
42   Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
41   Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
40   Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
40   Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
40   Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
32   Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
32   Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
24   Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
18   Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
17   Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
16   Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
14   Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
12   Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
9   Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Median Wage - The salaries are US national averages as of 2009 (bls.gov).
Green Careers - The 'green' careers are classified using O*NET classification as reported at onetcenter.org.
Growth - Growth rates are US national 10-year projections as of 2008 (bls.gov).
Zone - Zone refers to 'Job Zone' which is a group of occupations that are similar in the amount of education, experience, and on-the-job training needed, with 1 being lowest and 5 highest (onetcenter.org).
Employed - Employed refers to the number of people employed in this career in 2008 (bls.gov).

*Note:In cases where individual values are not available, values are estimated using averages across similar careers.




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