Geodetic Survey Tech

A geodetic survey technologist studies the earth’s shape measurement rotation gravity and atmosphere. According to Wikipedia.org some of the measurements that geodetic survey technologists analyze include the earth’s gravitational field ocean tides and polar motion. According to engineering.oru.edu the goal of geodetic survey technologists is to further the ability to sense model and map the earth. They often provide information such as specific locations of ground and land features to companies planning building projects. Based on the provided information projects can be altered or developed so that obstacles such as large rocks or land that cannot be easily excavated are avoided. Additionally they work to map the earth’s various environments as well as the composition of the solar system’s planets. This profession is highly research-oriented and geodetic survey technologists often work in conjunction with professionals specializing in mapping GIS and geodynamics. Becoming a geodetic survey technologist requires exceptionally high mathematical statistical and mapping skills and most in this profession have a master’s degree or a Ph.D. Besides working for a college or university as a researcher andor professor many geodetic survey technologists conduct research on behalf of many grants sponsored by the National Science Foundation the National Geodetic Survey the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) and several other government-related agencies. The website www.salaryexpert.com reports that the average salary for a geodetic survey technologist is between $46605 and $70695 per year. The exact salary depends on the employer the type of grant that is sponsoring a research study and level of professional experience.

Education Required: Master's Degree
Avg Salary: $58650
High Salary: $70695
Low Salary: $46605
Tasks: Studies the earth's gravitational field.
Studies geodynamical phenomena.
Designs global control networks using a coordinate systems.
Measures the earth on the global scale.
Also Called: Earth Sciences Technologist
Geospatial Analyst
GIS Professional
Geodetic Scientist
Additional Resources: http://www.salaryexpert.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Browse.Surveyor-Geodetic-salary-data-details&PositionId=36990&CityId=300
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geodesy
http://engineering.osu.edu/graduate/geo.php