Measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.
Exploration Manager, Field Engineer, Geological E-Logger, Geological Technician, Geophysical E-Logger, Geophysical Support Specialist, Geoscience Specialist, Geoscience Technician, Geoscientist, Geotechnician, Observer, Soils Technician, Technical Assistant
Employment of Geological and Petroleum Technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.
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