• Geoscientists
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 78,210
    $54,810 range bar $119,010
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past and present and to predict future events.

What do they typically do

  • Plan and carry out field studies, in which they visit locations to collect samples and conduct surveys
  • Analyze aerial photographs, rock samples, and other data sources to locate deposits of natural resources and estimate their size
  • Conduct laboratory tests on samples collected in the field
  • Make geologic maps and charts
  • Prepare written reports
  • Present their findings to varied audiences, including clients and colleagues

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.2%
Job Openings 30

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