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Study physical aspects of the earth, such as rocks, soils, and other materials.

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Above the statewide median
$33.64 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  7%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Analyze geological or geographical data.
  • Analyze geological samples.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Locate natural resources using geospatial or other environmental data.
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Job Title Examples:

Environmental Protection Geologist
Project Geologist
Water Resources Program Director

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