Geology Career Info
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Careers in Geology
Geology is a diverse field of study that requires methods and knowledge from other sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, statistics and mathematics. As such, a degree in geology will provide you with skills that make you an attractive candidate across numerous disciplines and can set you up with a variety of career paths.
Careers generally fall into several categories:
- Resources: Oil, Mining, and Environmental
- Environmental: Water, Soil, and Pollution
- Government: Geological Survey, Regulation, and Protection
- Academic: Secondary Education, Colleges, and Universities
What Do Geologists Do on a Daily Basis?
Geologists travel for on-site work, develop research proposals, and fulfill contracts. They spend time both outdoors and indoors in laboratories observing, sampling, and testing liquid, mineral, soil, and rock samples. Geologists can work in offices where they run analyses with radiometry and seismometry tools to examine subsurfaces, create data from 2D and 3D mapping, and keep logs of their findings. Read more at ZipRecruiter.com
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