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Jobs that Involve Geometry

Have you been a fan of geometry since you first learned about different shapes in school? You might like to know that you can take your love for geometry and turn it into a career. Read about a few common jobs that involve geometry.

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Career Options for Jobs Involving Geometry

The study of geometry can contribute to advancement in job options more than you might think. Using principles first learned in geometry, a number of careers apply the concepts to real-world practices. Check out the different employment choices below and see if any of them look like a good fit for you.

Job Title Median Salary (2016)* Job Growth (2014-2024)*
Architect $76,930 7%
Cartographer and Photogrammetrist $62,750 29%
Drafter $53,840 3% decline
Mechanical Engineer $84,190 5%
Surveyor $59,390 2% decline
Urban and Regional Planner $70,020 6%

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Career Information for Jobs Involving Geometry

Architect

Architects utilize geometric principles while designing layouts for their ongoing projects, which can include buildings, electrical systems, and plumbing architecture. While computer programs have rendered hand-drawing blueprints obsolete, paper-and-pencil skills may still come in handy during the early stages of concept drawing. Along with design work, architects negotiate contracts and assist their clients in securing bids for construction. A bachelor's or master's degree is necessary for a career as an architect, along with experience gained through internships, taking the Architect Registration Examination and licensure.

Cartographer and Photogrammetrist

Cartographers utilize geographic data to create or update maps for use in education, as well as environmental presentations. Photogrammetrists use the same information to draw base maps, allowing the layering of data. Both careers help those who work in urban and regional planning and use geometry to create documents. An increasing amount of careers focus on the construction of mobile and online maps. To become a cartographer or photogrammetrist, a bachelor's degree is typically earned. Some states require licensure for each of these careers.

Drafter

Using the same geometric knowledge and applications as architects and engineers, drafters create design plans with the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software. Depending on the job, they can add details to already existing plans, and map out procedures and dimensions for upcoming projects. Specific fields of drafters include electronics, civil, and electrical. Special training is needed to become a drafter, and this can be found through certificate or associate's degree programs.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers, some of the most diversified engineers, use a multitude of geometric concepts to design mechanical devices, or update existing structures. They can create anything from elevators and escalators to transfer systems or air conditioners. Computers play a huge part in their jobs, and engineers use them to create part specifications. Mechanical engineers must have a bachelor's degree in their field, and there are universities that offer cooperative plans that help aspiring students gain work experience.

Surveyor

Surveyors use geometry to take exact measurements of boundaries for different types of property. Comparing their measurements to previously existing records is a vital part of their job. They utilize a technology known as Geographic Information Systems to create charts and maps. Surveyors also coordinate with planners and architects in document design. Anyone wishing to become a surveyor will need a bachelor's degree, as well as a license for legal document certification.

Urban and Regional Planner

Urban and regional planners rely on the same geometry practices used by surveyors when examining the positives and negatives of introducing new and updated plans for a community. Along with measurements, planners must have a keen eye for legal issues, as they are required to have current knowledge of environmental regulations and codes for buildings. Urban and regional planners are required to have a master's degree for a career.

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