Surveyors can take on many different tasks and roles during their careers, depending on their qualifications and level of experience. Surveying students at TAFE and university are able to get a taste of what surveying is really like by starting out as a survey assistant during their study. TAFE students can then move into a surveying technician or draftsperson role once they are qualified. Meanwhile, those in university complete their degree as a graduate surveyor, with some choosing to specialise in other related fields like geospatial information systems. Graduate surveyors can further their career opportunities and remuneration by undertaking a professional training agreement to become a licensed surveyor. The problem is you feel like the only professions that will give you a lucrative career are medical, legal, accountancy or engineering and none of these will allow you to truly embrace the kind of future you are looking for or give you the freedoms you need. No wonder you are feeling deflated about your career choices.