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Types of Surveyors

Surveying is not a single career, but a collective name for a group of careers within property, construction and land.

If you think of all the natural and man-made physical assets that cover the earth — airports, hotels, stadiums, harbours, shopping centres, forests — surveyors are involved.

Surveying careers are surprisingly varied and include quantity surveying, estate agency, valuation and investment, project management, property and facilities management, mapping, planning and development and mining.

Surveyors are experts in property, construction and land. They are logical thinkers and effective communicators with strong business acumen. Highly adaptable, Surveyors are involved with cross-disciplinary teams and work in a variety of global markets in both the public and private sectors.

There are many courses on offer nationwide for those wishing to pursue a career in property, construction and land. Surveying courses encompass technical subjects such as valuation, measurement, building technology and design — as well as subjects such as law, economics and developing technologies.