I want to be a geologist

Female geologist examining rock samples

How can I make my career in the field of Geology? Do I have to take Science or Arts?
Wendy (14) / Mumbai

Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials it is made up of, the structure of the materials and the processes by which they change. To pursue a career in this field, you must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2. After that you may go for graduation in Science (B.Sc.) followed by post-graduation in Geology. Or else, go for B.Tech. in Mining Engineering followed by M.Tech.

Geologists work in the areas of exploration and production, water supply, environmental engineering and geological surveying. Other areas include environmental planning, hydrogeology and pollution control. Employment is often found within the oil, gas and petroleum sector; the groundwater industry; environmental consultancies; civil engineering and construction companies.

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Dr Vibha Gupta

Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.