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On Sep 17, 2010, at 2:20 PM, Julie Sexton wrote:

I am looking for a report, article, or other source of information that describes the percentage of time geoscientists in academia, industry, and government spend doing field work, office work, lab work, teaching, etc. So I would like to know the types of tasks geoscientists do at work and what percentage of a geoscientist's time is spent on each task. I realize that there is a lot of variability, so whatever info I can get would be helpful. Does anybody know of a report, article, or source that may have this information?
Thanks for your help.
Julie Sexton
Research Associate
University of Northern Colorado

Tom Foster
Associate Professor; Department of Physics

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1654
Phone:  618-650-3049
Fax: 618-650-3624