Geological Technicians
(Except Hydrologic Technicians)

4.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $24.34 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 80% (Robots are watching)

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There aren't any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 8.7% by 2030
'Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians' was $50,630, or $24.34 hourly
'Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians' are paid 20.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as geological technicians, except hydrologic technicians?

As of 2020 there were 15,580 people employed as Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians.

Job description

Assist scientists or engineers in the use of electronic, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in laboratory, exploration, and production activities to obtain data indicating resources such as metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes.

SOC Code: 19-4043.00

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