A geoscientist is tasked with researching the earth in all of its aspects – origin, structure, specific details about its components, etc. They can perform this research for a variety of purposes, from finding deposits of various precious materials like petroleum and ores, to helping humanity better understand the workings of the Earth so that we can preserve it more efficiently in our use of its resources. A geoscientist performs their job using a multitude of means – they may analyze fossils or deposits taken straight from different sites; they may also study the history of a land’s development in order to determine any patterns which can be exploited to achieve the desired goals.
Most geoscientists can get started in the industry with a Bachelor’s degree in geosciences – however, some of the more higher-ranked positions may require a Master’s degree to become accepted. Furthermore, in order to teach the subject at a university, a Doctorate would have to be attained first.
A geoscientist has a moderate to high potential for earning, with the annual salary ranging between $46,000 – $108,000. The precise sum can be greatly affected by a multitude of factors, including the geoscientist’s previous specialization and the amount of experience they’ve built up. Teaching the subject (which has higher qualificational requirements) doesn’t guarantee a higher salary in general. In recent times, the market has had the tendency to be slightly unfavorable for geoscientists, especially in regards to their salaries.