Surveyors perform a variety of essential and critical roles in our society. It is a very skilled and important job which carries a lot of responsibility as the results you produce in your report will have a direct effect on planning, a mortgage application or whether something gets built at all. For example, the Homebuyers report for a property can make all the difference if the sale goes through.
What do you need to study and qualify to become a surveyor? It is a good idea to remember that this is very much an outside job for most of the time. You will be gathering up your data on the site that you will then translate it into a report. It is generally thought that land surveyors will be in a great demand over the coming years.
You need to have a good understanding of English and Maths first and foremost but a knowledge of science, particularly physics, is preferable. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with building health and safety plus the necessary regulations required in construction so that you are prepared. When it comes to the degree level you will need to select one that is approved by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.