SOC Code 19-2042 - Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

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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, and oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.


SOC Code 19-2042 - Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers is a a final level code of the “Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 29,200 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $52.09 and average Annual Wage of $108,350.

Occupation Examples

  • Crystallographer
  • Development Geologist
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Geochemist
  • Geodesist
  • Geologist
  • Geomagnetist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Mine Geologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Mining Production Geologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Oceanologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Petrologist
  • Research Geologist
  • Sedimentationist
  • Seismologist
  • Stratigrapher
  • Volcanologist

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