Geology is the study of the earth on
the surface and the inside. It studies how the earth was formed, how it has changed, what
it is made of, and how it pieces together.
Geologists use this information to find valuable minerals, oil, groundwater, and other natural resources. They also locate stable places for structures that we build, and help us better understand natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanoes or avalanches. There are many fields of Geology for one to study in. Although Geologists primarily work on Earth related matters, many study other planets from Earth. NASA employs geologists to help them on their shuttle missions. On this page you will find the different fields of Geology that one can go into. Geology training requirements, and the employment outlook for Geology until the year 2005 can be found also.
Fields of Geology
Geology Training Requirements
There are many fields in geology that are each unique and different.Below is a list and a description for each one.
Geologists generally have a Bachelor's degree and have completed training in one or more of the following areas:
In 1994, employment in the United States of Geologists was
39,342. It is estimated that this field will grow at an annual rate of 18% between 1994
Percentage of job openings:
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