Geologist Job Description

A Geologist is a scientist whose field of study is the earth, its history, resources, and behaviors, such as rock formations. They are considered true scientists and often have a masters or doctorate in the study of Geology.

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Our firm is seeking an experienced geologist to join our team of research professionals. The ideal candidate should be an intelligent person with good attention to detail. Working with us, you will be asked to analyze relevant geological data, plan geology-related projects and/or programs and visit and study prospective sites for extractions and/or mining. You should also be proficient when it comes to data and geologic modeling and other technological tools.


The average geologist makes just under $59,000 per year, with salary ranging from $41,000 a year to $113,000 for more experienced geologists.


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