What Tools and Technologies Are Geophysical Data Technicians Using to Do Their Job?


Water sampling bailers

Total sulfur analyzers

Total stations

Terrain conductivity meters

Survey altimeters

Surveillance binoculars

Stadia rods

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Soil core samplers

Soil augers

Sieve shakers

Scientific calculators

Sample microsplitters

Rock saws

Rock picks

Proton magnetometers

Power rock coring drills

Portable dataloggers

Pocket transits


Personal computers


Laser rangefinders

Laptop computers

Laboratory sieves

Laboratory pulverizers

Laboratory drying ovens

Jaw crushers

Hydraulic vibracorers

Hand levels

Hand lenses

Hand augers

Groundwater sampling peristaltic pumps

Ground penetrating radar GPR systems

Gravitational field indicators

Global positioning system GPS receivers

Geological hammers

Fourier transfer infrared FTIR spectrometers

Electronic distance meters

Electronic digital theodolites

Electronic digital levels

Earth drills

Directional compasses

Digital seismographs

Digital hydrometers

Digital cameras

Desktop computers


Carbon hydrogen nitrogen CHN analyzers


Abney levels

35 millimeter cameras


Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

Dynamic Graphics EarthVision

ESRI ArcGIS software

Geographic information system GIS software

Midland Valley 2DMove

Clark Labs IDRISI Andes

Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite

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Geographic resources analysis support system GRASS

Golden Software Surfer

Halliburton ProMAX


Juniper Systems LandMark Mobile

Landmark GeoGraphix

Landmark SeisWorks

Leica Geosystems ERDAS IMAGINE

Parallel Geoscience SPW

Petroleum Software Technologies

petroWEB Global Seismic Library

SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports

Schlumberger GeoFrame

Seismic Micro-Technology KINGDOM

Surface III

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What Does a Geophysical Data Technician Do?

Geophysical Data Technicians Measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.

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What Skills Should a Geophysical Data Technician Have?

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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What Subjects Should I Study to Become a Geophysical Data Technician?
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How Much Experience is Needed to Become a Geophysical Data Technician?

A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.

  • 29.3% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 28.13% said they needed a Master's Degree.

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