A bachelor’s degree in geology will admit you to entry-level jobs. A master’s degree is necessary for any advancement, and a Ph.D. is necessary for research, university teaching positions and many federal and state positions.
The outlook for a career in the geosciences is dependent on your specialty. Current popular employment opportunities for the geoscientist include Mining Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Environmental Geoscientist, Professor/Science teacher, City/County Geologist and State or Federal Geological Survey.
Some geologists spend most of their time in assigned field sites where the work involved may include identification of rocks and fossils, development of geologic maps and conducting surveys to collect seismic, magnetic and gravity information of rocks. Travel is often required when working in the field.
Geologists who spend the majority of their time in the office would be involved with interpretation and organization of field data for preparation of reports to clients and preparation of proposals for prospective projects. Some geologists conduct research for the federal government or universities.
Geologists are scientists who study the earth to obtain an accurate picture of its structure, history and composition. There are many disciplines within the field of geology:
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