Surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying technicians
DescriptionSalary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year
: These workers measure and map the earth's surface to set official land, air, and water boundaries. They may check old legal documents for information and write reports. They work outdoors in all kinds of weather and may travel long distances to work sites. Cartographers use the information surveyors gather to prepare maps and charts.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/