What does a Geoscientist do?
A geoscientist studies the structure, progression, and composition of the Earth. They also study the Earth’s past, present, and future in relation to it’s internal composition like the atmosphere, oceans, and the Earth’s electric, gravitational, and magnetic force.
How to Become a Geoscientist
Most employers require a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Many need vocational training, as well as, on-the-job training to secure a position. A strong background in engineering, science, mathematics educational disciplines (STEM) and technology is usually required. Many states require a license to give their service to the public. Considerable knowledge and work related experience would be very helpful too.
Job Description of a Geoscientist
A geoscientist studies the structure of the Earth and collects, measures, examines, and/or classifies rocks, soils, minerals, or fossils. They interpret and analyze geophysical, geological or geochemical data from aerial photos, well logs or bore holes. Field studies of geophysical, geochemical or geological are conducted or surveys in sample collections and data collection for research, drillings or testing programs. They use results from laboratory research or fieldwork to make maps, charts, and cross-sectional diagrams that is involving land use, mineral extraction, and resource management.
A geoscientist use computer software to interpret and analyze geological information. A geoscientist looks to access surface water movement or ground movement in order to give suggestions on issues, like, route and site selection, contaminated sites or waste management. They help find or estimate probable underground water resources, natural gas or mineral or deposits.
A geoscientist use equipment such as gravimeters, seismographs, torsion balances, and magnetometers to measure the Earth’s characteristics (like magnetic fields or gravity_. A geoscientist requires a knowledge in geography, mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering and technology. They need to know their biology of animal and plant organisms. A knowledge of computers and electronics including hardware and software programming and applications is needed. They would require the ability of critical thinking, active listening, speaking, and writing skills.
A geoscientist works between an office, laboratory and in the field. They work out of doors in remote areas in all climates involving extensive travel for fieldwork that would include hours of all kinds.