A career in surveying has great entry level pay and can start with only a high school diploma. Students who pursue this profession are typically interested in math, primarily geometry and trigonometry. The career also attracts people interested in geology, forestry, history, engineering, computer science, and astronomy. While it is challenging, it is also a very rewarding career.
Trig-Star is an annual high school mathematics competition based on the practical application of trigonometry. Students that participate are not only provided with an opportunity to earn awards, but they also leave with a better understanding of the technical profession of land surveying.