Occupation Title: Mapping Technicians
Description: Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-3031.02
Sample Job Titles: Mapping Technician, Stereoplotter Operator, Photogrammetric Compilation Specialist, Photogrammetric Technician, Computer Aided Design Technician (CAD Technician), Draftsman, Hydrographic Surveyor, Photogrammetric Stereo Compiler, Aerotriangulation Specialist, Agricultural Global Positioning System Mapper (Agricultural GPS Mapper)
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 20,000
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).