How do I start a Career in Geology?

Career in Geology

I think Geology is a great Career option. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Geology actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Geology. I was Googling about a Career in Geology and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180912-0003/Science/Geology/Career-in-Geology/english 

Rakesh Bhunia’s overview!

With 32 years & 2 months of professional experience, Rakesh Bhunia understands Geology. Rakesh Bhunia has worked in Geology as Assistant Professor in DIT University. In Rakesh Bhunia’s own words, this is how Rakesh Bhunia got into Geology: “I did B Sc & M Sc from Burdwan University, West Bengal and M Tech from IIT Dhanbad. After completing my education I worked in Indonesia for 1 year and then came back to West Bengal and worked there for 2 years as a geologist. In 2015 I joined DIT University, Dehradun as an assistant professor and since then I am working there.” This link showed on the first page of search results for Rakesh Bhunia: https://www.lifepage.in/page/rakeshbhunia 

Career Video on Geology

In a video, Rakesh Bhunia has talked about various aspects of a Career in Geology. Rakesh Bhunia started by explaining Geology as: “Geology is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time.” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Geology and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Geology. Rakesh Bhunia touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Hydrology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Petrology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Mining Geology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Engineering Geology

Rakesh Bhunia then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Geology:

  • Visualization & Interpretation
  • Learning New Things
  • Communication Skills
  • Software Skills
  • Observational Skills
  • Creativity
  • Motivational Skills
  • Mentally & Physically Fit

Rakesh Bhunia believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Geology:

  • Interesting Profession
  • Growth Opportunities

And, Rakesh Bhunia believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Geology:

  • Uncertainty
  • Fear of Danger
  • Tough Work Conditions

In the final section of the video Rakesh Bhunia talks about How a day goes in a Career in Geology. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Geology, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180912-0003 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181006-0002/Science/Geology/Career-in-Geoscience/english

Career Counseling 2.0

This disposition on a Career in Geology was just the starting point of my research on LifePage. LifePage has made a science of Career Counseling. Its awareness focussed approach is much more practical and action-oriented rather than absolutely any other Career platform. I suggest you learn more about them on: https://www.lifepage.in 

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