Surveyors: gathering the spatial data of the earth
Surveyors or geodesists, to use the Greek technical terminology, map the world down to the smallest corner: they record the spatial data of the earth, measure areas, mountains, waters or buildings and map the collected facts. The results are important for areas such as construction planning, border demarcation or climate research.
Which opportunities do surveyors have on the labour market?
According to DVW (German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management), about half of the surveyors in Germany are employed at land registry and surveying offices. The other half work for engineering, architectural and planning offices, manufacturers of measuring and navigation systems or in the research area. The career prospects for surveyors are promising, as there are more job offers than qualified applicants. Furthermore, modern technology brings about the development of new professions outside the classical surveying area. Here, young professionals are highly sought-after as well.