• Geoscientists
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 64,620
    $48,910 range bar $109,490
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Geoscientists study the Earth's composition, structure, and processes to learn about its past, present, and future.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare written scientific reports
  • Plan and conduct field studies, visiting locations to collect samples and conduct surveys
  • Write research papers, participate in conferences, or teach geological science at universities to communicate geological findings
  • Make geologic maps and charts
  • Review reports and research done by other scientists
  • Conduct laboratory tests on samples collected in the field
  • Present their findings to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties
  • Analyze aerial photographs, rock samples, and other data sources to find natural resource deposits and estimate their size

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.5%
Job Opening 60

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