Physical Scientists

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Occupation Description

Study a wide variety of physical objects, generally related to the earth and soil as well as the relation of water and other forms of minerals, oil, or gas, and the relation to issues that can develop from misuse. Also researches ways to leverage these different materials for new uses.

Estimated Income

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Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

25230

Job Openings By 2020

13300

Growth Rate

8.5%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

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