Geoscientists


Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.
Also called: Geologist, Geophysicist, Mine Geologist, Project Geologist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • group things in different ways
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Dependability

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • EarthWorks Downhole Explorer
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Atoll GeoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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