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Geological and petroleum technicians provide support to scientists and engineers in exploring and extracting natural resources.
Geological and petroleum technicians work in offices, laboratories, and the field. Most geological and petroleum technicians work full time.
Geological and petroleum technicians typically need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary training in applied science or a science-related technology. Some jobs may require a bachelor’s degree. Geological and petroleum technicians also receive on-the-job training.
Overall employment of geological and petroleum technicians is projected to grow $pc.toString().replaceAll("^\-","") percent from 2020 to 2030, $gra.
About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for geological and petroleum technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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