North Carolina based US Careers Online, a leader in helping students find a career in new and interesting fields for over a decade has released its newest video profile highlighting the field of Geomatics and Surveying.
The video is collaboration with WithersRavenel, a civil and environmental engineering firm with locations across North Carolina.
“Surveying is the closest thing to flying an airplane at 500 miles per hour,” said Eugene Fine, lead geomatics instructor, Wake Technical Community College,
“When I graduated high school I knew that I enjoyed math and I knew that I enjoyed being outside and I found a program and a degree that incorporated both of them,” said Luke Riley, Wake Technical Community College geomatics graduate.
“I fell in love with the career,” he said.
Giving students a look at less well known career fields is the primary function of US Careers Online and works as a tool to help users find a career that is in demand and fits their individual goals.
“The answer for every career opportunity is not always a four year liberal arts degree,” said Jim Babson, founder, US Careers Online. “The future of a strong US economy belongs to the bold young tradesman, to young men and women who reach out for the new opportunities in traditional industries. In many of these careers you can advance really quickly. If you get the basic training, are motivated and have business and technical sense, you can have a wonderful career often making $60 to $90 thousand per year.”
Babson likes to equate his website to a digital career fair, giving users a taste of what life would be like in a unique trade.
“The key two words here are career awareness,” he said. “That’s what it’s all about.”
About US Careers Online
The mission of US Careers Online is to be a resource for middle and high school students and their parents, educators and individuals re-entering the workforce to discover the many career opportunities available to them. Students today want to be active, engaged and know why they should learn specific skills. By using videos rather than printed brochures, US Careers Online highlights both careers and the pathways available to enter the workforce. By viewing our repository of videos about pathways such as culinary arts, automotive technology, engineering, business and finance, health care, petroleum exploration, aviation maintenance, agribusiness, criminal justice, electricians, robotics maintenance, just to name a few examples, viewers will become aware of occupations they may have never thought of as a career path. These are careers that they will find fulfilling and in most cases where they will earn excellent wages.
WithersRavenel is a full-service civil and environmental engineering firm serving both the private and public sectors. An employee-owned company, they are a uniquely self-motivated group of professionals, committed to excellence in everything they do. Today, they are a company of passionate employee-owners delivering engineering, planning, and surveying services across North Carolina from the mountains to the sea.