Geological Sample Test Technicians
- Test and analyze samples to determine their content and characteristics, using laboratory apparatus or testing equipment.
- Collect or prepare solid or fluid samples for analysis.
- Adjust or repair testing, electrical, or mechanical equipment or devices.
- Supervise well exploration, drilling activities, or well completions.
- Inspect engines for wear or defective parts, using equipment or measuring devices.
- Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps, or cross sections.
- Participate in geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrographic, or oceanographic surveys, prospecting field trips, exploratory drilling, well logging, or underground mine survey programs.
- Plot information from aerial photographs, well logs, section descriptions, or other databases.
- Assess the environmental impacts of development projects on subsurface materials.
- Collaborate with hydrogeologists to evaluate groundwater or well circulation.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)