A career in geology is the study of the earth, its history, resources, and how the natural environment is affected by the earth’s materials. On a day-to-day basis, geologists plan geology projects, gather and analyze geological data, and study the earth’s crust and various materials. 

Career Details

If you choose a career in this field, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty because you will also be collecting samples and specimens from sites of interest. At times you will be working on mines to determine the location and the grade of the ore and ensure the ore is mined to maximize the profitable extraction of the ore deposit.

Geologists are involved in several responsibilities such as writing reports on findings, coordinating research programs, and study sites for developments, formations, hazards, and composition. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Good analytical mind
  • Attention to detail
  • Great oral and written communication
  • Organizational and teamwork ability
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Geological Science
  • B.Sc. Geoinformatics
  • B.Sc. Geospatial Science
  • Bachelor Geomatics
  • B.Sc. Land Surveying 
  • Universities 
  • Petroleum and mining companies
  • Government departments
  • Chamber of mines
  • Civil engineering firms