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Your profession: Geophysicist (M/F)

Professional activities

Geophysicists investigate the material and structural composition of the Earth, the oceans, the atmosphere, and of near-earth space and how they are influenced by the cosmic environment. They can work in the areas of science and teaching, in raw material extraction, in environmental protection or in providing expert opinions.

Fields of work

Geophysicists are employed, for example 

  • at universities and research institutes
  • in public administration, e.g. regional geological offices
  • at geophysical monitoring stations 
  • at engineering offices, e.g. for ground investigations 
  • at raw material extraction companies 
  • in the development of measurement instruments and software



The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).