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A geological technician assists and supports the work of geologists and other geoscientists. They are involved in data collection and analysis, research and administrative duties. They may also be required to prepare rock, soil and petroleum samples for testing/examination and to research into historical data regarding oil drilling, oil well construction, and geological changes.
A Geological technician may also be required to organize field trips, exploratory drilling and surveys.
Employers can include oil companies, service companies supporting oil and gas exploration, museums and universities.