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A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes that shape it. Geologists usually study geology, although backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences are also useful.

Career Option

  • - Engineering geologist - Geochemist - Geophysicist/field seismologist - Geoscientist - Hydrogeologist - Mudlogger - Seismic interpreter - Wellsite geologist - Drilling engineer - Environmental consultant - Geophysical data processor - Minerals surveyor - Sustainability consultant

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Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelors of Science Degree in Geology - A Master's degree or Ph.D in geology

Working Condition

Geologists generally begin by doing fieldwork. Hard physical labor, long hours, and limited companionship are all part of fieldwork. Those who work for the mining industry may spend some of their time underground. Experienced geologists generally advance to jobs in offices and laboratories. Geologists in advanced positions usually work regular hours.

Personal Skill

  • - Ability to perform work or having experience in various industries
  • such as mining
  • environmental assessments
  • land development
  • and land remediation - Ability to be done outdoors in the field in a variety of environmental conditions or in the office to complete reports and paperwork - Extensive travel may be required depending on employment conditions and projects - Knowledge of geology and geological factors for location of work site - Ability to work closely with a team of individuals and share results of geological data within the team and on an interdisciplinary basis - Excellent verbal communication to interact with management and work team - Collect and analyze geological information
  • such as water
  • soil or rock data - Ability to write detailed and accurate reports compiling data collection and analysis - Highly technical to design mappings or graphical representation of information collected - Ability to comply with all safety codes and standards; ensure work procedures are followed in a safe manner - Ability to use specialized geological databases and software to complete work tasks - Acquire permits required to perform projects - Understand and abide by all federal
  • state or local laws and codes related to geological work

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum Qualification- 10+2
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