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Geophysicists

Overview

Geophysicists are geoscientists who are concerned with matter and energy and how they interact. They study the physical properties and structure of the earth, from its interior to its upper atmosphere, including land surfaces, subsurfaces, and bodies of water. There are approximately 31,800 geoscientists and 6,580 hydrologists employed in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Head Researcher or Party Chief

Geophysicist

Intermediate Geophysicist

Junior Geophysicist

Geophysical Aide, Helper, or Trainee

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