GEOSCIENTISTS By:benito garcia

Nature of work

Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement

Geoscientists need at least a bachelor’s degree for most entry-level positions.Some special skills required for this job are communication skills,outdoor skills,physical stamina.Some states require geoscientists to obtain a license to practice. Requirements vary by state but typically include minimum education and experience requirements and a passing score on an exam.

Employment

Geoscientists frequently work outdoors so they can study geological aspects of the Earth, such as geysers, up close.Most geoscientists split their time among working in the field, in laboratories, and in offices.

Job Outlook

Geoscientists may need to hike to remote locations while carrying testing and sampling equipment when they conduct fieldwork.

Projections Data

The Projection Percentage is 10.5% for Geoscientists

Earnings

The median annual wage for geoscientists was $89,700 in May 2015.

Related Occupations

Agriculture and Food Science, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Hydrologists

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