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Surveyor

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Surveyors are involved in every aspect of building and construction projects, from buying the land, or assessing the condition of a property, to costing a project or valuing a property.

There are main different fields within surveying and you can find out more about an individual speciality by reading the specific job profile.

The Work

You could be:

Have a look at each of the different fields of surveying for more information

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salary for graduate surveyors is around £18,000 to £25,000. With experience this can rise to between £25,000 and £40,000. Some fields may earn commission.

Conditions

Conditions vary widely.

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You gain chartered or associate status by following one of the routes approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Entry requirements may differ depending on chosen route.

In addition to the above you:

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
5146
2.9 %
RISE
2026
5297

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 7078
E-mail: scotland@rics.org
Website: http://www.rics.org/uk
Twitter: @RICSnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors

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