Earth and Soil Scientist

Earth and soil Scientists get to work on the relationship between the earth and humans. These scientists conduct environmental impact assessments for urban parks, agricultural enterprises, and industrial sites.

Career Details

Soil plays a very important role in supporting biodiversity and effective ecological functioning. And the soil also plays a vital role in the purification of water. Earth and soil scientists ensure the health of the soil by providing information on its composition and quality to manage changes in the soil’s quality due to overuse, or pollution.

When you choose this career, you will be spending a lot of time in the field working with numbers and calculating statistics. These scientists are the ones that give  you the go-ahead if you want to build a house or a structure in a certain area, it is the soil scientists that check and study the soil to see if it will drain properly

Skills required for this career:
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Logical analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Statistical analysis skills
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Agriculture 
  • B.Sc. Soil Science
  • B.Sc. Plant and Soil Sciences
  • B.Sc. Engineering and environmental Geology
  • Government departments 
  • Research institutions
  • Private consultancies 
  • Agricultural and production fertilizer manufacturing companies
  • Mining companies 
  • Petroleum companies