Geotechnicians collect and analyse geological data from rock, soil and water samples.
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Your day-to-day duties may include:
You'll usually need a foundation degree, HND or degree to get into this career. Relevant subjects include:
You may be able to start as a junior technician and work your way up. You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), and 2 A levels, including maths and sciences. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted.
You’ll find it useful to have work experience in the field or a laboratory. The Geological Society has information on careers in geology and how to find work placements.
Starter salary: £17,000 to £20,000
Experienced salary: £22,000 to £26,000
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually be based in a laboratory, working 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may work some evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. If you’re involved in equipment maintenance, you’ll work on an out-of-hours rota system.
In the lab, you’ll wear protective clothing and use safety equipment when carrying out certain tests.
With experience, you could train as a geoscientist.
You could also move into management, or into another sector and become a laboratory technician in a school or college.
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