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Geologist

Geologists apply their knowledge of the earth's crust in exploring for minerals and hydrocarbons (for example, oil and gas), developing resources for production, building engineering foundations and stable slopes and finding and evaluating ground water supplies. 

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Also Known As

Geoscientist, Geoscience Professional, Petroleum Geologist, Physical Scientist, Planetary Geologist, Sedimentologist, Stratigrapher, Surficial Geologist, Volcanologist

Regulated Occupation

Educational Requirements

4 years post-secondary education/training

Wage & Salary

Average Salary: $142,965.00
Average Wage: $69.70

Employment & Advancement

Below-average occupational growth is expected in Alberta for 2016 to 2020. Job openin ...

Certification Requirements

Regulated

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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