What does a Geoscientist do?
A geoscientist studies the structure, progressions and composition of the Earth, as well as, study it's past, present and future. They study the internal composition of the Earth, 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 earth by investigating the structure, composition or the Earth's history of the crust, in the collecting, measurement, examination and/or classification of 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, like, gravimeters, seismographs, torsion balances and magnetometers to measure the Earth's characteristics, such as, 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, among others.
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. A projected job growth in this career field, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is 16 percent in 2012-2022.