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Anyone doing Geology as a career?
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"Exploration Geologist" sounds like some Indiana Jones-grade stuff.

I don't think I could handle geology, but I did look into a career in archaeology. Archaeology would be cool if it wasn't so tedious and there wasn't so much soil science.

Geology could definitely be neat if you get to travel and study a whole bunch of different rock formations and sediments, but still, too tedious and too much science for me.

I'm guessing you plan on travelling a lot, which is always a noble goal. Good luck~
Posted 5/16/14
Lol.. I hope you understand that what that occupation really entails is studying rocks.
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I understand what it is, and have researched it. I have already applied and got accepted for the degree btw.
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Studying rocks isn't really my thing, though I admit I live in a cave.
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Not wanting to do geology for a career, but I have been taking geology classes here at my campus. You'll be doing things like identifying what type of lava/magma produced what kind of rock and understanding the mineral make up of it based on crystals on the rock's surfaces and the smoothness/jaggedness.

You'll be doing flood maps, understanding river formation and the ecology of drainage basins, etc. the effects of ground water on different types of geological sediments and effects of urbanization with water runoff due to concrete.

Most fun of all you'll be doing a lot of geological hazards. Stuff like volcano eruptions and all the fun stuff that goes along with it (pyroclasic flows, lahar, etc) Tsunamis, earthquakes, flooding, land slides, a bunch of tectonic plate stuff as well.

If you love hiking, then you would absolutely love geology. One of my TA's actually had us out on a nature walk for one of our geol labs for a fun (yet educational) friday morning.

lemme know if you have any questions. It's not my favorite subject but at least I find it interesting and my professors usually help make it interesting.
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anime4fantasy wrote:
I understand what it is, and have researched it. I have already applied and got accepted for the degree btw.

Sounds like that got off to a rocky start. Good luck.
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You got to also consider the job opportunities that would follow and its demand. I'm not too keen on whether geology is in demand at all, so finding a job with a degree in that subject may prove difficult if you decide on majoring in geology. Geology is a fascinating study, no doubt about it, but you have to consider the practicality of it in real life.
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Not I, but I must say that it does seem like it would be quite the fun career! A WHOLE LOT more fun that keeping Your face in Books all Day because of Med School...
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Go be a gold miner.
Posted 5/18/14
sounds like a cool niche. think of forensic geoscience that's some cool shit.
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Geology rocks!
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It's interesting to see the differing rocks and sediments you find at different locales. There are also some amazing rock formations that you might end up looking over and how they were formed, like the flysch rock formations of Basque in Spain. :)
http://whenonearth.net/flysch-rock-formation-zumaia-spain/

Not a geologist, but I take interest in bits of all sciences here and there.
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it often feels like my career is in a deep, dark hole... does that count?
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