volcanologist-Geologist by ALEXIS WORTH

NATURE OF THE JOB :a geologist who studies the processes involved in the formation and eruptive activity of volcanoes and their current and historic eruptions. Volcanologists frequently visit volcanoes, especially active ones, to observe volcanic eruptions, collect eruptive products including tephra (such as ash or pumice), rock and lava samples. One major focus of enquiry is the prediction of eruptions; there is currently no accurate way to do this, but predicting eruptions could alleviate the impact on surrounding populations.


  • However, salaries can range anywhere from $30,000 to $90,000 a year, and some volcanologists can even earn six-figure salaries, depending on the region.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement

^Take biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth science if available. Take algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. And learn Basic or some other computer language so you can use a computer without being frightened by it, Major in geology, taking courses in geomorphology, geophysics, geochemistry, petrology, structural geology, sedimentary geology, and remote sensing. If you go to a college in the American West, or in Hawaii or Alaska, you will probably see a lot of volcanoes and volcanic rocks during geology field trips. If you want to be a volcanologist you can't stop with just a bachelor of science degree in geology. With a B.S. your career choices are pretty much limited to being an assistant or technician. This might get you a chance to map volcanoes or analyze rock chemistry under somebody else's direction, but your salary will be low and you will not have the chance to decide for yourself what volcano problems to study.

Employment V

Sometimes there can be danger when your up close to one, but the things are is that if you keep studying, earth has a twin planet, venus has all lava on it due to its non-stop eruptions. Volcanoes are on other planets. The employment of this job is very well but you can be a scientist helper or the scientist

Job Outlook

of geoscientists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geoscientists in the future

Projections Data

Its is about 10% of it but they all predict the eruptions but is always late on top of it


salaries can range anywhere from $30,000 to $90,000 a year, and some volcanologists can even earn six-figure salaries, depending on the region.


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