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  1. #1 Greetings - Geoscience careers 
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    Hello everyone!

    This is my 2nd post - only 2nd to my introduction. It's nice to see people talking about the geosciences without being forced into it by a professor.

    Are there any geologists, physical geographers - and so on - on the forum? I'm currently studying the field in college, so I'm curious what the job entails. I recently realized that I really don't like drudging through muddy terrain to find certain rocks, so hopefully that doesn't happen much!


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    My uncle is a geologist. One job he hired me for (as purely grunt labor) was clearing out an animal landfill at a dairy farm. His job was to ensure as much contaminated soil was removed as necessary to mark the site "clean". Make sure no animal juices were left to leak into the aquifer, etc.

    Just a small real world example


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier22
    Are there any geologists, physical geographers - and so on - on the forum? I'm currently studying the field in college, so I'm curious what the job entails. I recently realized that I really don't like drudging through muddy terrain to find certain rocks, so hopefully that doesn't happen much!
    I'm a third year geology student who worked in mineral exploration last summer and will be doing so again this summer.

    Personally, the outdoors aspect of living in camp and trudging through the bush was a major selling point for me. However, if that's not your thing no problems. There is a lot office work available in a modelling capacity - oil, geophysics, etc. You can also work for a mine doing production core-logging, underground mapping, or things like that.
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