Standard Occupational Classification

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19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

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. Include mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists (broad occupation)

Physical Scientists (minor group)

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (major group)

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Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009

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