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  1. #1 Is Geology a safe job for married people and has a family? 
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    Because me and my boyfriend are planning to take Geology as a career. I'm just scared that if we were to take it, we will be apart and when we have children, we will not have time for them. HELP!


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    You can make that claim for any career, even ones that are "stay at home".

    If you have doubts about your ability or desire to spend time with your children, I suggest you don't have children until you figure it out.

    Yes, I know everyone is doing it. But what is the sense in having a child raised by someone else? Not having children is a perfectly acceptable choice, and one I wish more people would consider. And yes I have children and make sure I spend as much time with them as I can.


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    That is a fair question, but there's nothing to say that you have to travel around the world all the time Also, since both of you are planning a career as geologists, then there won't be any issues with the "understanding i have to go away on a trip" thing, and you might seasonally (or whatever) be abroad, and thus you simply take the child with you :P Your child might get the (rare) opportunity to see the world as it grows up

    I hope this helps
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    Thank you for the replies. But a user here told me that some companies don't accept married couples and usually, when you take Geology, when you graduate, you won't pursue it further.

    Is this true?
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    Well, I have never heard anything regarding some companies not wanting to hire married couples. I find it very hard to believe but if this is true, then I wonder if I even want to work there?

    I don't understand, what is the purpose of graduating in geology if you don't intend to pursue it further? Sure, a few classes or a minor, but not a bachelors degree (!)
    As an Earth Science undergraduate, what you are saying is totally new to me

    Lastly, I'd like to clarify something. Earth Science is a very broad subject and geology is part of it, and there are many different fields within that as well. What I'm trying to say is that a person with a geology degree (let's assume that) has lots of different possibilities regarding a career.
    Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrogirl
    Thank you for the replies. But a user here told me that some companies don't accept married couples and usually, when you take Geology, when you graduate, you won't pursue it further.

    Is this true?
    The short answer is that it depends on the company, and I read the response to which you're referring, and he said that companies sometimes won't allow married couples in the same group. For example, if I'm a manager, there would be a conflict of interest in my wife being one of the employees reporting to me, so companies generally would take steps to put her on another team. Again, though... depends on the company. It's nothing specific to the field of study or anything like that.

    He also said that many geologists wind up working in other fields and using their knowledge to make large paychecks from places like oil companies, etc. It's truly again up to the individual, how financially stable they are, where their passion is and how committed they are to following it. He was talking about trends, not absolutes.
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