22 April 2015

Trends and Quick Facts - Geologists and Geophysicists

- Number of Geologists and Geophysicists employed in Australia: 13,700
- Percentage working full-time: 85.8%
- Average weekly earnings (before tax): $2,600
- Unemployment rate: Average
- Future employment growth for the next 5 years: Decline
- Level of job openings predicted for the next 5 years: Low
- 60% of Geologists are employed in the Mining Industry

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Geologists and Geophysicists study the composition, structure and other physical attributes of the earth, locate and advise on the extraction of minerals, petroleum and ground water, and detect, monitor and forecast seismic, magnetic, electrical, thermal and oceanographic activity.

Reference: all information sourced from Job Outlook, Department of Employment