211-Physical and earth science professionals

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Physical and earth science professionals
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Job Description: 
Physical and earth science professionals conduct research, improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, or apply scientific knowledge relating to physics, astronomy, meteorology, chemistry, geology and geophysics.

Main Tasks include -

  • enlarging scientific knowledge through research and experiments related to mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, sonics, electricity, magnetism, electronics, nuclear physics, astronomy, various branches of chemistry, atmospheric conditions and the physical nature of the Earth
  • and advising on or applying this knowledge in such fields as manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, navigation, space exploration, oil, gas, water and mineral exploitation, telecommunications and other services, or civil engineering
  • preparing scientific papers and reports.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

2111 Physicists and astronomers
2112 Meteorologists
2113 Chemists
2114 Geologists and geophysicists