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What does a Geophysicist do?

Geophysicists use math, physics and geology to study the surface and the core of the Earth. They look for oil, natural gas, water and minerals for commercial and environmental projects.

- They measure responses to seismic and electromagnetic waves, gravity, and magnetic and electric fields.
- They work with geologists and engineers to collect data.

What kind of person makes a good Geophysicist?

Geophysicist might be the job for you if you:

- Are good at Math, Physics and Science
- Have good problem solving skills
- Have excellent spatial-reasoning and visualizing abilities
- Are imaginative and creative
- Work well with others

How do I become a Geophysicist?

Geophysicists need to have a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree majoring in Geophysics or a related major involving geophysics, electronics, physics, chemistry, geology, math and computer science.

Many employers may require a Masterís Degree (M.Sc) or a Doctoral Degree (PhD).

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

Where does a Geophysicist work?

Geophysicists are usually employed by oil and gas companies, mining companies, engineering and environmental consulting firms, universities and research organizations.

How much does a Geophysicist make?

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

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