A geologist studies the earth’s crust, minerals, rocks, precious metals and gems, and fossils.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in geology, geosciences, geophysics or a related field is required, but a master’s or doctorate degree is often preferred.
To pursue a career as a Geologist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, chemistry, physics, earth science, biology, natural resources, advanced mathematics, and computer courses.
Where can I work?
Geologists work for research firms, environmental businesses, government agencies and universities.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a geologist will be fair over the next five years.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations