Standard Occupational Classification System Item

Group Detailed
Code 19-2042
Title Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
Definition 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 Earths internal composition, atmospheres, and oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists." Detailed,19-2043,Hydrologists,"Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation and its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and return to the ocean and atmosphere." Broad,19-2090,Miscellaneous Physical Scientists, Detailed,19-2099,"Physical Scientists, All Other