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19-2042 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 205$48.04/hr$25.23/hr$33.87/hr$46.01/hr$54.71/hr$73.67/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$51.45/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services90$34.31/hr
Education and Health Services30$31.68/hr
Public Administration10$38.90/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$46.01/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$40.46/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 100$34.31/hr5.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 100$34.31/hrN/A
Minnesota 150$34.31/hr5.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Hydrologists 280$40.04/hr-0.7%
Physical Scientists, All Other 670$88.44/hrN/A
Soil and Plant Scientists 520$30.97/hr2.1%
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 110$30.28/hrN/A
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary N/AN/AN/A
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 520$34.71/hr5.2%


  • Prepare geological maps, cross-sectional diagrams, charts, or reports concerning mineral extraction, land use, or resource management, using results of fieldwork or laboratory research.
  • Analyze and interpret geological data, using computer software.
  • Inspect construction projects to analyze engineering problems, using test equipment or drilling machinery.
  • Analyze and interpret geological, geochemical, or geophysical information from sources, such as survey data, well logs, bore holes, or aerial photos.
  • Locate and review research articles or environmental, historical, or technical reports.
  • Test industrial diamonds or abrasives, soil, or rocks to determine their geological characteristics, using optical, x-ray, heat, acid, or precision instruments.
  • Investigate the composition, structure, or history of the Earth's crust through the collection, examination, measurement, or classification of soils, minerals, rocks, or fossil remains.
  • Investigate the composition, structure, or history of the Earth's crust through the collection, examination, measurement, or classification of soils, minerals, rocks, or fossil remains.
  • Locate and review research articles or environmental, historical, or technical reports.
  • 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.