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Construction and transportation surveying opportunities in Texas  


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November 18, 2018 4:51 pm  
  • Hello all. This question is geared to those who live and work in Texas.  Looking into the possibility of land surveying jobs in the state of Texas in the future.  Lifetime new England resident,  CT.. I would like to know how different surveying is down there as compared to up here, climate differences,  economy, job security etc. Basically an overall picture. My background is in civil construction mostly highway and infrastructure,  and some boundary, GPS planning and also Cad drafting. I would consider myself mid career . Not CT licensed but have over 14 years in the field,  half of which as a party chief. The economics of the state I live in seem really bleak. I am looking down the road for other more promising and viable options. I realize this may be a broad question but , I appreciate any input from members of the community. 

A Harris
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November 19, 2018 11:21 am  

There are many opportunities any eager surveyor would welcome.

If you are serious about moving to Texas I would enjoy a conversation.

harrissurv at yahoo


Andy Nold
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December 5, 2018 11:43 am  


Cost of living is probably higher, not sure what paygrade you're at but there is good money in surveying here http://www.becomeatexassurveyor.com/students/  (The salary survey referenced is from 2009 and from what I have seen it has definitely gone up). Warmer winters but warmer summers. West Texas is GPS heaven with minimal trees. Lots of work in the oil and gas area as well as most of the big cities are booming right now too. I think the title is a little easier to trace since you don't usually have deeds from before the 19th century. 

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