Volcanologists require a bachelor's degree at minimum in geology, geophysics, or earth science. However, a bachelor's degree typically provides little specialized knowledge of volcanoes and will only allow someone to obtain an entry-level position in the field.

A Volcanologist is a Geologist who studies volcanoes and volcanic activity. In ancient societies around the world, it was common practice to make human sacrifices to the gods, as people believed that doing so would prevent volcanoes near villages from erupting.
Volcanologists visit volcanoes often, especially active volcanoes. Volcanologists look at volcanic eruptions, collect material from the eruptions, such as ash or pumice, rock and lava samples.


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