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What is Geology? Related Career Titles
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What Is Geology?

According to Earth Science World: Do you find the prospect of working on a wide range of Earth-related issues, from resource management to environmental protection exciting? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Travel? Do you enjoy puzzle solving and working across scales, using details to solve wider problems? Then the geosciences may be an interesting career path to investigate.

  • The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth.
  • The structure of a specific region of the earth's crust.
  • The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the solid matter of a celestial body.

Related Career Titles

(Some require further education)

Aerial Photographer Geomorphologist National Park Service
Agricultural Engineer Geophysicist Oceanographer
Architect Geophysics Technician Paleoceanographer
Astronomer Geo-Technical Engineer Paleoclimatologist
Cartographer Glacial Geologist Paleontologist
Computer Analyst Hydrologist Park Naturalist
Consultant Industrial Hygienist Park Ranger
Coop Extension Agent Instrumentation Tech Parks-Natural Resource Mgr
Economic Geologist Laboratory Technician Peace Corps Worker
Environmental Consultant Landscape/Nursery Mgr Petroleum Engineer
Environmental Geologist Marine Advisor Petroleum Geologist
Environmental Lawyer Materials Analyst Petrologist
Forest Ranger Mathematician Planetary Geologist
Petroleum/Mining Mgr Medical Doctor Pollution Control Specialist
Geochemist Meteorologist Pollution Remediator
Geodynamacist Mineralogist Project Manager
Geologist Mining Engineer Prospector
Sales Engineer Soil Scientist Surveyor
Scientific Photographer Soil Scientist, Agriculture Technical Writer
Sedimentologist Stratigrapher Urban/Regional Planner
Seismologist Structural Geologist US Foreign Service Worker
Volcanologist Water Quality Control Tech Well Logging Specialist
Waste Management Water Remote Sensing Geophysical Exploration
Hydrogeologist Waste Disposal Specialist

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Related Major Skills

Geology majors need skills in the following areas: Investigation, Communication, Computation and Technical.

Define research problems Develop research proposals Measure distances
Develop research models Review scientific literature Measure relationships
Design equipment Establish hypothesis Summarize research
Perform calculations Identify materials/specimens Mathematical modeling
Observe data & things Gather/analyze data Inform, explain, instruct
Maintain records Establish/control designs Evaluate ideas
Prepare technical reports Utilize math formulas Design simulations
See relationships in factors Use technical instruments Draw meaningful concl.
Field sampling

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