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What does a Geologist do?

Geologists apply their knowledge of the Earth and itís crust in exploring for minerals and hydrocarbons, like gas and oil.

- They develop resources for production
- They find and evaluate ground water supplies
- They collect and analyze soil samples, rock samples and fossils.
- They conduct geological surveys, subsurface and field studies
- They supervise the work of technologists and technicians.

What kind of person makes a good Geologist?

Geologist might be the job for you if you:

- Are good at math and science
- Have an inquisitive mind
- Have excellent decision making skills
- Enjoy being outdoors
- Can visualize 3D objects from 2D drawings

How do I become a Geologist?

Geologists need to have a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Geology. This requires 4 years of full time studies.

Geologists also need to be a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Where does a Geologist work?

93 per cent of Geologists in Alberta work in the Mining, Oil and Gas industry. They are generally employed in consulting firms, government departments, engineering and environmental companies and science centres or museums.

How much does a Geologist make?

On average, Geologists in Alberta make $55.99 an hour.
Thatís about $114,000 a year.

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