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RE: How much can I earn in next five years as a Geologist?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Geology is a subject that is considered by many Indian students. The career opportunities available for students who finish their studies in this field are high. More particulars about the scope of geology are given in detail below.

  • Specializations in geology:

These are a few specializations that are offered in geology:
1. Economic Geology
2. Geochemistry
3. Geomorphology
4. Geophysics
5. Hydrogeology
6. Mineralogy
7. Oceanography
8. Paleontology
9. Petroleum Geology
10. Petrology
11. Structural Geology
A few other specializations in geology comprise of Remote Sensing, Sedimentology, Seismology and tectonics.

  • Responsibilities of Geologists:

Responsibilities of geologists include:
1. Finding enough supplies of natural resources
2. Develop natural resources in such a way that it doesn't harm the environment
3. Conserve soil and maintain the productivity of agriculture
4. Understand patterns of the climate.

By using their knowledge on the forces as well as factors of the planet, geologists and geoscientists seek to restructure what happened in the past and anticipate what is going to happen in the future.

  • Career prospects in geology:

To join into an entry level job in geology, students need to have a graduate level degree in geophysics or geology. For much better jobs they need to have a postgraduate level degree. Many job opportunities are available for students of geology in various sectors. Professionals of this field can work as:
1. Geologists
2. Meteorologists
3. Geographers
4. Oceanographers

Those candidates who have completed their education in this field can take up a career in fields such as:
1. Petrology
2. Paleontology
3. Geophysics
4. Mining
5. Environmental Education
6. Research
7. Field Study

Since geologists hold a very significant role in the exploration of valuable mineral resources, they can get very good jobs with firms of the government or private sectors. Jobs in Geology can involve studying and predicting man-made as well as natural disasters and the exploration of mineral resources.

  • Pay Packet:

If you are interested in the government job then you have to appear for GEOLOGIST'S EXAM conducted by UPSC. Generally Notification comes in Employment Newspaper in the month of August and exam will be in the month of December. This exam is conducted in three days. In India you can expect a starting salary package of Rs. 28,000/- in Govt Sector and Starting salary in private sectors would be Rs.18,500-25,000/- depend on the company and your performance during your interview.

A Geologist earns an average salary of Rs 497,549 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

With 5 Years of Work Experience, and based on Job Profile, one can earn upto Rs. 6-9 Lacs per annum.

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