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Geoscientists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be geoscientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension4.124.88
Science4.124.25
Critical Thinking4.124.12
Speaking44.25
Complex Problem Solving3.884.12

Geoscientists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be geoscientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Inductive Reasoning4.124.38
Oral Comprehension45
Oral Expression44.62
Written Expression44.38
Written Comprehension44.88

Geoscientists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be geoscientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Mathematics4.265.21
English Language4.134.87
Physics44.88
Geography3.925.75
Chemistry3.884.88

Geoscientists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being geoscientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Analyzing Data or Information4.836.21
Getting Information4.715.83
Interacting With Computers4.484.39
Documenting/Recording Information4.385.04
Processing Information4.335.92

Geoscientists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being geoscientists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.58
Analytical Thinking4.58
Attention to Detail4.25
Initiative4.21
Persistence4.12

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Geoscientists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Geoscientists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land5,170 $154,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood1,160 $136,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1,130 $81,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue770 $87,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington710 N/A
Oklahoma City570 $117,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward510 $98,680
Boulder430 $93,280
San Diego-Carlsbad410 $89,020
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade410 $94,300

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Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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