Career outlook for surveyor
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Surveyors help shape the world around us.
There are a wide range of surveyor jobs out there, with the work you'd do varying greatly in each.
The three main areas you could work in as a surveyor are:
- land and environment
- building and construction
You might make sure the land and environment where people live is being used in a responsible, green way. You could be working out the value of properties and overseeing the process of buying and selling. Or, you could be supervising building projects, from people's homes to skyscrapers and stadiums.
What you might do:
- check buildings for structural damage or defects and advise on repairs
- manage projects, keeping them on time and on budget
- make sure properties meet building regulations and other legal standards
- produce homebuyer reports and energy performance surveys
- value property and manage the process of buying and selling
- advise on energy efficiency and environmental impact
- work on the conservation of historic structures
- manage the development and use of land
- prepare designs from technical specifications
- measure and chart the Earth’s physical and man-made features
There are many more things you could get involved with as a surveyor. It’s a career with a lot of opportunities and different areas for you to specialise in.
Have a look at some of our other surveyor profiles to learn more about different specialisms:
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