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Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Summary Occupational Forecast Data for Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Employment Employment Change Average Annual Job Openings Wage & Training Levels
2018 2023 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly Median Annual Training Levels
43 44 1 1.89% 0 4 5 $22.81 $47,443 Associate's degree
Description: Assist scientists in the use of electrical, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential sources of metallic ore, gas, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new oil fields.
Staffing Pattern Data Forecast Data Source: EMSI (2nd Quarter 2018)