Becoming an Earth Science Technician
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Becoming an Earth Science Technician

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Also known as Earth Science Technical Officer.
Collects and tests earth and water samples, records observations and analyses data in support of Geologists or Geophysicists.
Training time 1 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,056
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 200

What does an Earth Science Technician do?

  • preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collecting information and samples
  • conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • performing routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
  • controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
  • participating in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met

Specialisations

  • Earth Science Laboratory Technician
  • Geochemical Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Technical Officer
  • Geoscience Laboratory Technician
  • Hydrographer
  • Hydrographical Technical Officer
  • Hydrological Technical Officer
  • Meteorological Observer
  • Seismology Technical Officer
  • Soil Science Technical Officer
  • Water Resources Technical Officer

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