As a Geologist you will undertake field work, laboratory and computer-based work to explore the earth for resources such as metals, oil, natural gas and water, or study the changes of the earth over time.
You may work in a variety of areas including mineralogy, petrology, geological mapping, economic and petroleum geology.
- Conduct preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, mining engineers, metallurgist and other mineral scientists
- Prepare and supervise the production of laboratory reports and scientific papers
- Conduct studies of the structure, nature and formation of the earth’s crust and the minerals contained in it
- Study and date fossils and rock strata to develop knowledge of the evolution and biology of life forms, and to assess their commercial applications
- Study the effects of natural events, such as erosion, sedimentation, earthquakes and volcanic activity, on the formation of the earth’s surface and seabeds
To become a Geologist
To become a geologist, you usually have to complete a degree in science or applied science with a major in geology, geoscience, applied geology, geophysics or earth sciences.