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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Phoenix Tech Jobs in Surveying and Mapping

If you love being outdoors and are good at geography, a position as a surveying and mapping technician may be among the most lucrative Phoenix tech jobs available. Visit to learn more.

Surveying and mapping technicians generally work in the geospatial information sector under the direction of a surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist. They are mainly responsible for collecting field data, making calculations, and helping with computer-aided drafting.

Most technicians in this type of occupation are required to take some post-secondary education. Those wishing to become a surveyor, cartographer or photogrammetrist will need to obtain a bachelor's degree and the proper license.

Throughout Arizona, employment of surveying and mapping technicians is expected to increase from 697 workers during 2006 to 818 workers by 2016, according to the Arizona Workforce Informer. This will result in 121 additional jobs and a growth rate of 17.4 percent.

The majority of surveying and mapping technicians work in the architectural and engineering services sector, which employs 32.1 percent of people in the occupation. There were 2,877 employers and 224 employees in this sector during 2006.

About 9.6 percent of surveying and mapping technicians work in the activities related to real estate sector, which had 976 employers and 67 employees throughout Arizona during 2006.

During 2007, the average wage for surveying and mapping technicians in Arizona was $21.29 per hour, while the average entry-level wage was $15.37 per hour and the average experienced-level wage was $24.25 per hour.

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