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Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Detailed 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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Wage Information for Geological and Petroleum Technicians, 2016:

Wage Level Statewide
Entry $18.75 $38,990
Average $26.2 $54,500
Experienced $29.93 $62,260

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For information about Wisconsin Private Employers/Industries* that might hire Geological and Petroleum Technicians, select from the list below:
Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction
Professional & Technical Services
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