Geologists study the history of the Earth and its processes. They use this information to see how events from the past influence the future. Geoscientists work in many areas including civil and environmental engineering, geochemistry, geophysics, oceanography, paleontology, seismology, and petroleum geology. For more information about geoscience careers visit the bureau of labor statistics website.
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SALARY & EDUCATION CHART
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The salaries of geologists and geoscientists have steadily increased over the past ten years. The career outlook in this area is very good.