and geophysicists are earth scientists. They
help us to understand our place in the history
of the planet. They find and develop resources
like water, petroleum, natural gas and minerals.
Earth scientists investigate natural earth
processes and phenomena like the erosion of
rocks caused by wind and rain, earthquakes,
volcanoes and landslides. They study fossils,
explore space and examine the ocean floor.
Geologists and geophysicists help solve modern
problems such as waste disposal, water pollution,
and finding safer water sources.
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Salaries for new geologists and geophysics
graduates range from $38,000 and $42,000.