Today’s Ask-a-Geologist Question – Is being a Geologist fun?

geologist taking samples_webWe received this question from a 10-year old who is interested in what is it like to work as a geologist.

Question: Is being a geologist fun, or is it drudgery? Do you have to stay away from your family for long periods of time?

Answer: I think that being a geologist is a lot of fun.  One cool thing about geology is that there are many different types of jobs you can have.  For example you can be:

  • a hydrogeologist studying groundwater
  • an petroleum geologist working in the oil industry
  • a paleontologist studying dinosaurs, or
  • a vulcanologist studying volcanoes.

These are just a few of the jobs that you can have as a geologist.  The amount of time you have to stay away from home on research trips depends on the type of job that you have and sometimes how long you have worked.

If you are geologist, please let us know about your job!  We would love to hear what you like and don’t like about your positions and what you would recommend for all of these budding young geologists out there.

One Response to “Today’s Ask-a-Geologist Question – Is being a Geologist fun?”

  1. i wish i became a geologist

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