Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Analytical Thinking * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Persistence * Dependability * Independence * Innovation * Achievement/Effort * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Analyze and interpret geological, geochemical, or geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, or aerial photos. * Plan or conduct geological, geochemical, or geophysical field studies or surveys, sample collection, or drilling and testing programs used to collect data for research or application. * Analyze and interpret geological data, using computer software.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Construction, Government,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Core Analysis Operator, Core Analyst, Crystallographer, Development Geologist, Engineering Geologist, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Field Office Manager, Environmental Geologist, Environmental Protection Geologist, Exploration Geologist, Field Geologist, Geochemist, Geodesist, Geological Scout, Geological Specialist, Geologist, Geomagnetist, Geomorphologist, Geophysical Laboratory Director, Geophysical Laboratory Supervisor, Geophysical Prospector, Geophysicist, Geoscientist, Hydrogeologist, Invertebrate Paleontologist, Marine Geologist, Micro Paleontologist, Mine Geologist, Mineralogist, Oceanologist, Paleontologist, Petrographer, Petroleum Geologist, Petrologist, Petrophysicist, Project Geologist, Project Geophysicist, Prospector, Research Geologist, Sedimentationist, Seismologist, Soils Engineer, Stratigrapher, Volcanologist.