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VOLCANOLOGIST, IN-DEPTH: Finds Places Never Seen Before

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Andrei, a career Geologist for the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and currently an Emeritus continuing his work in the field, describes what he loves most about his work, its challenges, and the next project he's pursuing. What he loves most is that sense of discovery, and finding a place no one has ever seen. He's currently using volcanic ash to locate a great lake that once existed in California.

Degree: Geology
Job Title: Volcanologist

Job Summary: Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Job Description

Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future.

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Geoscientists need a license to practice in some states. Requirements vary by state but typically include minimum education and experience requirements and a passing score on an exam.

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$45,000 - $160,000
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, Public speaking ability, Mathematical skills

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m='13010'>something</span> <span m='13400'>that</span> <span m='13540'>no one</span> <span m='13700'>else</span> <span m='13985'>has</span> <span m='14270'>laid</span> <span m='14530'>eyes</span> <span m='14830'>on,</span> <span m='15120'>and</span> <span m='15860'>having</span> <span m='16140'>this</span> <span m='16260'>wonderful</span> <span m='16700'>feeling</span> <span m='17170'>of</span> <span m='18110'>discovery.</span> </p><p><span m='21120'>The</span> <span m='21370'>hard</span> <span m='21650'>part</span> <span m='22000'>of</span> <span m='22420'>working</span> <span m='22920'>sometimes</span> <span m='23450'>is</span> <span m='23620'>a</span> <span m='23790'>lot</span> <span m='24050'>of</span> <span m='24170'>office</span> <span m='24600'>work,</span> <span m='24895'>and</span> <span m='25760'>lots</span> <span m='26000'>of</span> <span m='26090'>paperwork</span> <span m='26820'>and</span> <span m='27380'>bureaucracy,</span> <span m='28320'>and</span> <span m='28870'>dealing</span> <span m='29200'>with</span> <span m='30270'>superiors</span> <span m='31100'>who</span> <span m='32280'>have</span> <span m='32500'>control</span> <span m='33170'>over</span> <span m='33220'>the</span> <span m='33290'>funding</span> <span m='33810'>of</span> <span m='33970'>what</span> <span m='34160'>you're</span> <span m='34400'>going</span> <span m='34570'>to</span> <span m='34630'>do,</span> <span m='34870'>or</span> <span m='35360'>telling</span> <span m='35700'>you</span> <span m='35800'>what</span> <span m='35980'>you</span> <span m='36110'>need</span> <span m='36330'>to</span> <span m='36510'>do</span> <span m='38090'>and</span> <span m='38650'>what</span> <span m='38790'>not</span> <span m='39060'>to</span> <span m='39150'>do.</span> <span m='39650'>And</span> <span m='40510'>I</span> <span m='40690'>was</span> <span m='40960'>lucky</span> <span m='41750'>to</span> <span m='42290'>the</span> <span m='42400'>extent</span> <span m='42800'>that</span> <span m='42930'>I</span> <span m='43170'>could</span> <span m='43640'>pretty</span> <span m='43910'>much</span> <span m='44220'>tailor</span> <span m='44600'>my</span> <span m='44810'>own</span> <span m='45880'>research</span> <span m='46370'>agenda,</span> <span m='47090'>what</span> <span m='47540'>I wanted</span> <span m='47990'>to do,</span> <span m='48440'>how I</span> <span m='48890'>wanted to</span> <span m='49340'>do it,</span> <span m='49790'>and when I</span> <span m='50240'>wanted to do</span> <span m='50690'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='50990'>But</span> <span m='51290'>there</span> <span m='51420'>were</span> <span m='51600'>limits,</span> <span m='51990'>of</span> <span m='52140'>course.</span> <span m='52470'>Because</span> <span m='53280'>you're</span> <span m='53430'>always</span> <span m='53760'>depending</span> <span m='54310'>on</span> <span m='54905'>funding.</span> <span m='57230'>Somebody's</span> <span m='57695'>going to</span> <span m='58160'>fund</span> <span m='58625'>what you're doing</span> <span m='59090'>or not,</span> <span m='59555'>so.</span> <span m='60030'>As</span> <span m='60210'>an</span> <span m='60310'>emeritus</span> <span m='61210'>geologist</span> <span m='61850'>at</span> <span m='61940'>the</span> <span m='62330'>geological</span> <span m='62910'>survey</span> <span m='63540'>in</span> <span m='63680'>Menlo</span> <span m='63950'>Park,</span> <span m='64370'>I'm</span> <span m='66580'>continuing</span> <span m='67440'>some of</span> <span m='67630'>my</span> <span m='67810'>studies.</span> <span m='69820'>One</span> <span m='70110'>of</span> <span m='70190'>the</span> <span m='70250'>things</span> <span m='70510'>that</span> <span m='70780'>I'm</span> <span m='71190'>really</span> <span m='71490'>interested</span> <span m='71950'>in</span> <span m='72810'>pursuing,</span> <span m='74220'>more or</span> <span m='74500'>less</span> <span m='74710'>actively</span> <span m='75260'>as</span> <span m='75420'>time</span> <span m='75640'>permits,</span> <span m='76635'>is</span> <span m='76970'>the</span> <span m='77100'>study</span> <span m='77460'>of</span> <span m='77560'>this</span> <span m='78480'>huge</span> <span m='78870'>lake</span> <span m='79150'>that</span> <span m='79490'>once</span> <span m='79870'>existed</span> <span m='80470'>the</span> <span m='80570'>great</span> <span m='81430'>valley</span> <span m='82555'>of</span> <span m='82930'>California.</span> </p><p><span m='84460'>The combined</span> <span m='84670'>valleys</span> <span m='85130'>of</span> <span m='85290'>the</span> <span m='85420'>San</span> <span m='85730'>Joaquin</span> <span m='86110'>and</span> <span m='86180'>Sacramento</span> <span m='86900'>Rivers</span> <span m='87320'>were</span> <span m='87420'>once</span> <span m='87760'>covered</span> <span m='88100'>by</span> <span m='88330'>a</span> <span m='88840'>huge</span> <span m='89150'>lake</span> <span m='90040'>that</span> <span m='90230'>was</span> <span 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m='103720'>cease</span> <span m='104100'>being?</span> <span m='104760'>And</span> <span m='104940'>why</span> <span m='105190'>did</span> <span m='105490'>it</span> <span m='106390'>cease</span> <span m='106990'>existing?</span> </p>","file":{"id":322224,"video_id":"2940810703001","name":"1630-Andrei-GeologistRetiredUSGS2","duration":109250,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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