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Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Qualification: SOC code: 173031

Perform surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, mapmaking, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. May calculate mapmaking information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. May verify accuracy and completeness of maps. Excludes “Surveyors" (171022), "Cartographers and Photogrammetrists" (171021), and "Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers" (192042).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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QualificationSoc area
Not in demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Balanced Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Balanced Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Balanced Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Balanced Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Demand Northwest WDA: Whatcom county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Balanced North Central WDA: Chelan/Douglas counties
Balanced South Central WDA: Kittitas County
Demand Northwest WDA: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Clark County
Balanced North Central WDA: Grant, Adams counties
Balanced South Central WDA: Klickitat County
Demand Northwest WDA: Island, San Juan counties
Balanced North Central WDA: Okanogan County
Balanced South Central WDA: Skamania County