The daily priorities for structural engineers involve skills barely covered in school and will require you to learn programs you’ve never used before. That’s why it’s important that you have a good understanding of the work you’re getting into ahead of time.
Completing the exam in the discipline of your choice qualifies you for entry level jobs in that area. Adding some engineering experience on top of that is a great way to work towards better paying positions.
Naturally, becoming a land surveyor can be a difficult task; you need to meet state specific education requirements and pass a certification test. But once you’ve done so, you’ll officially be a Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT), which lets you start acquiring work experience.