Considering a career in Land Surveying / Geomatics?

Explore your options in a career that offers a diverse change of scenery. 

Graduates entering the profession don't ask if they can find a job. Instead, they decide where they would like to work. That's how high the demand for surveyors currently is. In fact, the Oregon Tech Geomatics Program graduate employment rate has been 100% for the past four-years. High demand means job security and benefits.

"Top 25 Most Promising Jobs for Millennials" by Forbes Magazine. Check it out!


See what jobs are out there through the PLSO job board or post your resume in the Resume Bank.

Get an edge on by becoming a Certified Survey Technician! Learn more here.


Get to know your professional colleagues by participating in your local Chapter Meetings or the Young Surveyors Network.


Access free money for college! Also - PLSO has a special student member rate and sponsorships to attend the annual conference in January.


High School students have an opportunity to win prize money through this annual math competition. Boy Scout Merit Badges may be found here.

What are the steps to becoming a professional land surveyor in Oregon?

    1.    Education (Check out Scholarship Opportunities Here)

    • Four-Year Program
      • Oregon Tech is the only four-year undergraduate degree program in Oregon. Check out OIT.edu
      • Oregon State University has a graduate program. Find out more at OSU.edu
    • Two-Year Program + two years in the field (or start here and transfer to Oregon Tech)
      • Clark College is the only two-year surveying program in the Portland Metro area. Check out Clark.edu.
      • Umpqua Community College offers an Applied Surveying option. Find out more at Umpqua.edu.
    • No Degree + eight years in the field 

      2.    Become a Land Survey Intern (LSI)

      • Pass the Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam (FLS)
        • Go to NCEES.org to register and take the FS exam.

      3.    Four Years of LSI Work

      • Gain four-years work surveying experience under a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS)

      4.    Become a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor


      What is the average salary of a land surveyor?

      The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average salary for all geomatics professionals is $60,000 per year. Find out more in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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