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What is a Geological Technician?

A geological technician is a person who assists and provides technical support to a scientist or engineer studying the structure of the earth. Geological technicians work under the direction of geologists, geophysicists, and engineers to collect, examine, and analyze geological field samples and writes reports on them.

A geological technician should be curious, organized, careful, flexible, and willing to travel and work outdoors. They should have physical fitness and strength, and knowledge of the fundamental principles of geology.

What does a Geological Technician do?

Geological technicians may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Geological technicians usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends during extensive experiments. They work indoors in offices and laboratories, and outdoors in mines and on geological sites. They may travel to geological sites and work in severe weather and physically demanding conditions.

What is Required to Become a Geological Technician?

To become a geological technician, you will need to have an associate’s degree in geosciences or a similar discipline.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Geological technicians need to have:


Alternative Careers

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