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Becoming a Professional Land Surveyor

Being a Professional Land Surveyor is an aspirational profession. The career earning potential of a Professional Land Surveyor increases dramatically upon licensure.
It’s important to think of modern surveying as a high-tech profession. We might use mobile LiDAR to map a transportation corridor, hydrographic surveying to capture a detailed picture of an underwater environment, or photogrammetry to capture what can only be seen from an aerial perspective.


Do you love being outdoors and active? Does technology and problem solving appeal to you? Do you like the idea of making substantial income while watching your projects being built? Do you want to share something in common with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, and Henry David Thoreau? 

If you answered “yes”, have we got a career path in land surveying ready for you at WGI! 


Some of the benefits of a career in land surveying include:

  • Nature is your new office – no cubicles out there
  • Flexible work hours – this is no 9-5 job
  • Fun in the sun – get your bronze on naturally
  • Free exercise – some people pay money to exercise
  • See your projects rise in real time – contribute to your community 
  • Significant earning capacity – licensed surveyors can easily earn six-figure incomes
  • Paid travel – some jobs will require travel away from home
  • Every day is unique – no stagnant routines in this business
  • Nationwide career security – this job is protected by state licencing boards 



Pathway to Professional Licensure

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Engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, environmental scientists, and architects choose to join the WGI team because of our entrepreneurial approach to running our company. They stay at WGI because we create meaningful opportunities for career growth.

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