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Is geology any good?
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Is geology any good?
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>>7804278
I did a soil profile once
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>>7804278
With the utter collapse in oil prices and massive redundancies (Schumberger alone kicked out 39000 recently) there are armies of geologists seeing employment in a dried up market.Some no doubt seek re-specialization in other geology fields than oil exploration.

So geology is interesting but do not expect to get a job the next 15 years.
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>>7804278
if you like the outdoors and traveling while not making much money, then yeah.
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>>7804278
Some theoretical aspect of geology is interesting. There were interesting ways people tried to deduce the age of the earth.

However, just finding out the names of rocks isn't. You might as well be reading a phone book.
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>>7804572
Yeah, theoretical is pretty dry and hard to comprehend fully without getting your hands a bit dirty, practical is where its at I think. I would never pay money to get a formal education in it though.

Considering a hobby in the field, this way you can avoid most of the red tape, a recreational rock collector. I'll really be looking for precious minerals and baubles though.
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>>7804278
good for what? good for money? good for academic position? good for pussy? good for interest?

specify what you want or else
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>>7804278
Yeah, if you wanna sit in a trailer in the middle of nowhere drilling for shale gas.
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>>7804278
The job market for geos will be horrible for at least the next decade, probably much longer. Stay the fuck away.
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It depends. A bachelors is worthless but a masters will get you a job.
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>>7806115
Sure? Normal pattern in job market implosion is that those with a bachelor will return to universities to get a masters, and those with a masters will want a PhD. Job market will remain brutal, education pipeline will be constipated and once the job market thaws out there will be tons of people with a PhD, or two if they went to Germany.
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>>7804278
There are plenty of things to do in geology, despite what >>7804532 says, the job market for geologists are stable. People still need water, buildings built, research done, oil drilled, ores found, etc.
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>>7804532
I don't think the oil industry collapse is going to be permanent.
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>>7806803
Sure, and oil geologists will probably re-specialise to take those jobs.

>>7806968
Agreed, 15 years is a reasonable guess. Oil will always be needed for lubrication, plastics, fertilizers and more. Alternative energy source will cut into the use as fuel. So oil need will probably decline over time.
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