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Geology is ...
Geology is the study of the Earth, its substances, shapes, processes and history; It is the study of rocks, minerals, and soil; Geology is the study of the structure of planets or of a specific physical area; It is the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them; Geology is also the study of the organisms which inhabit planets and how the organisms have changed over time.

Geology careers ...
Careers in geology can be interesting and rewarding and can be centered in a variety of settings including:
·        natural resource companies
·        environmental consulting companies
·        local and state government agencies
·        non-profit organizations
·        academic institutions
·        offices

Geology work ...
Geology work can involve planning and evaluating excavations, construction sites, environmental remediation projects, and natural disaster preparedness; locating natural resources; or studying natural resources.  Specific kinds of geology work can involve any of the following:
·        field work
·        laboratory work
·        teaching
·        writing reports
·        generating calculations
·        mapping
·        computer work

Education requirements for geologists ...
Those interested in a career in geology might consider these generalized education requirements:

Pre-college students should take college preparatory courses in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics and math, as well as courses in writing, environmental science, computers, geography, and mapping. 

Entry-level employment typically requires a bachelor's degree. High-level employmentsuch as supervisory positions, research assignments, or teaching positions at the university level typically requires advanced degrees in a geology specialty area such as paleontology, mineralogy, hydrology or volcanology.


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