What is a Geological and Petroleum Technician?
Example of Geological & Petroleum Technician Job Assist scientists or engineers in the use of electronic, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential 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. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum deposits.
Types of Geological & Petroleum Technician Jobs
- Seismic Observer
- Seismograph Operator
- Mud Logger
- Crude Tester
- Magnetometer Operator
Job Demand for Geological and Petroleum Technicians
There were about 15,000 jobs for Geological and Petroleum Technician in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 16% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 2,400 new jobs for Geological and Petroleum Technician by 2026. The BLS estimates 1,900 yearly job openings in this field.
The states with the most job growth for Geological & Petroleum Technician are Wyoming, North Carolina, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Kentucky, West Virginia, or New Hampshire. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Do Geological and Petroleum Technicians Make A Lot Of Money?
The salary for Geological and Petroleum Technicians ranges between about $28,020 and $108,110 a year.
Geological and Petroleum Technicians who work in New Mexico, Alaska, or Kentucky, make the highest salaries.
How much do Geological and Petroleum Technicians make in each U.S. state?
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Who Employs Geological and Petroleum Technicians?
The table below shows the approximate number of Geological and Petroleum Technicians employed by various industries.
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