Geoscientists interpret geophysical, geochemical and geological data to develop models of the subsurface of the earth, with the aim of discovering commercially viable and exploitable reserves of natural resources. The job duties of a geoscientist include collect information in the field, from seismic and well data and other sources; interpret the results in consultation with other earth science professionals; or perform a detailed geological risk analysis of proposed exploration targets.
Geoscientists may work in a range of industries, including petroleum, mining. water, software or oil.
To become a geoscientist, you would require a bachelor’s degree in science or applied science with a major in geology, geoscience, applied geology geophysics or earth sciences. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed.