Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems.
What does a Geoscientist do? Geoscientists study and work with minerals, soil, energy resources, fossils, weather, environmental chemistry, and biology. They also study rocks, the moon, and other planets in our solar system. Their daily tasks include planning and conducting geochemical, geological, surveys, and sample collection, testing programs to collect data for research, and application, identify risks for natural disasters etc.
Candidates who want to pursue a career in this field must have a Bachelor’s Degree followed by a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Geoscience or related field. To become a successful Geoscientist, the applicant must have good knowledge of Geography, English, Maths, Chemistry, and Physics with skills such as reading comprehension, critical thinking, active listening, oral comprehension, analyzing data or information etc.
The geoscientist salary depends on the experience gained in the career. Some of the career options in this field are - Volcanologist, Hydrologist, Project Geologist, Engineering Geologist, Environmental Protection Geologist etc.
Every career requires an element of study and academic qualification, and there can be several study routes and pathways you can take. In following any academic pathway you will study subjects that contribute to the specialised knowledge required to achieve your career goals. These qualifications provide a future employer with the evidence that you have the desired knowledge, understanding and experience of their industry, so it’s important to consider the various types of qualifications available to you and to understand how they can boost your career and create opportunities for you.
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