For this assignment, I'll be examining what it takes to be Geoscientist, what kind of lifestyle a...

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For this assignment, I'll be examining what it takes to be Geoscientist, what kind of lifestyle a geoscientist can expect, and if it feels like a good fit for me. by Mind Map: For this assignment, I'll be examining what it takes to be Geoscientist, what kind of lifestyle a geoscientist can expect, and if it feels like a good fit for me.

1. How do you qualify for and begin a career as a geoscientist?

1.1. Necessary degree (Bachelor's, Master's, PhD?)

1.1.1. Career Outlook websites, job postings, checking authors' credentials who write articles concerning this subject

1.2. Licensing requirements?

1.3. Experience necessary (internships, etc)

2. How does a geoscientist approach problems that arise in day to day work?

2.1. Tools/methods of a geoscientist

2.1.1. Interviews with geoscientists, job descriptions, research papers written by geoscientists

2.2. Do geoscientists have assistants or work on teams?

2.2.1. Job Descriptions (Management skills necessary or not?)

2.3. Possible problems a geoscientist might have to deal with

3. What kind of compensation can a geoscientist expect for their work? Are benefits like health insurance and paid time off ordinary or generous?

3.1. Salary (Mean, Median, possibly Mode?)

3.1.1. Bureau of Labor Statistics website, or salary study or website

3.2. Time off policies for average position

3.2.1. Interviews with geoscientists

3.3. Scheduling flexibility (9-5 or 40hrs a week, or varies depending on project?)

4. If geoscientists deal with hazardous materials, why do they? Is it a regular occurence or rare?

4.1. Dangerous situations a geoscientist might get into

4.1.1. Study results for effects of dangerous materials handling by geoscientists (if it exists)

4.2. Do geoscientists handle dangerous or hazardous material?

4.2.1. BLS or individual job postings

4.3. Injury or illness rates of geoscientists

4.3.1. Academic studies

4.4. Protective gear for geoscientists

4.4.1. Job descriptions

5. What parts of the country are most favorable to this career? (Highest growth/employment numbers)

5.1. Growth projections for geoscientist career

5.1.1. Possibly from an article discussing expected growth for this field, or an online employment board

5.2. A map showing geographic density of reported geoscientists

5.2.1. employment density study or growth study for this field

5.3. Cities with companies that hire geoscientists

5.3.1. Employment boards