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What do geoscientists do? Here’s a quick description from Analyst:
SOC 19-2042: 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.
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This chart shows how the occupation has performed since 2007. The dotted line is a projection based on historical data; it is not an economic forecast.
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