Volcanologist

Decora Hines

Career Description

A volcanologist's career is very challenging and rewarding. The basic job is to do a scientific study on volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.


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Education

Many budding volcanologists start their career by getting a bachelor's degree in geology.


The minimum educational requirements, at the entry-level, is a master's degree, and for higher posts, one needs a Ph.D.


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Travel

The ideal routine is living in a tent for two to three months, backpacking, hiking, climbing, and doing the various tasks assigned.


It also involves regular field work, working closely and visiting dormant or active volcano sites, collecting data.


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Salary

A fresher or an inexperienced volcanologist can earn around $35,000 to $39,000,


whereas, an experienced volcanologist makes about $76,000 to $86,000 in a year.


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