U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Assist scientists or engineers in the use of electronic, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential resources such as metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum deposits.
Illustrative examples: Seismic Observer,
Broad Occupation: 19-4040 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Minor Group: 19-4000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
Major Group: 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010