Some people believe that geoscientists simply study rocks. The scope of their work is actually much wider, including the study of any physical aspects of Planet Earth. Meteorologists, oceanographers, paleontologists, seismologists, and volcanologists are all considered geoscientists, and those specialties only make up the tip of the iceberg! Common tasks for geoscientists on the job are analyzing data and writing reports on their findings. Fieldwork on location is a significant portion of the work for many geoscientists, which can be a selling point for students who don’t want a job that requires being at a desk every day. The positive outlook for job growth in this field and strong salaries are also attractive.
If you are interested in a career as a geoscientist, you can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology or Geophysics at Baylor. Click here to listen to the podcast about the Geology major at Baylor. The Occupational Outlook Handbook notes that job prospects will be best for candidates with a Master’s degree in geology.
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