Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042)
Occupation description: 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. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.
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* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.
Labor Force Indicators
|2015 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2015 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||48
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||36
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||21
|2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Alaska Licensing Information
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None