Geological and Petroleum Technicians (19-4041)
Occupation description: 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.
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Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
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|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||128
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||75
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||58
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Associate's degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training