10 reasons you should be a geologist “when you grow up”

Don’t know what to do with your life? Do some geology.

10. Life is short, so you might as well do something interesting with it.



9. You will always have something more interesting to talk about at a party than the weather.

Like that one time your Doblo was thwarted by a fallen tree:



8. Your professors and colleagues are often compared to Indiana Jones – even though they aren’t archaeologists.


He wishes he was a geologist.

7. Your office days consist of looking at cool stuff under a microscope, making maps, playing with Google Earth, etc.



6. You get to use badass technology in the outdoors. Like helicopter drones, Lidar, & gigapan robots.

5. It’s not always just “another day at the office”. The geologist’s office is everywhere – you could be working in the desert, mountains, beach, or rain forest – all within the same month.


Dan gets the data – conveniently located on the Aegean Sea.

4. You have the most interesting friends in the world.

The most interesting man in the world.

Who would win in a fight?

3. You have access to a worldwide network of potential colleagues.


Geologists in their natural habitat.

2. Your assignments take you to the dream vacations of many.


Ahh…the Mediterranean.

1. You will spend a lifetime working outside – all over the world.


Where will you choose to go?


4 responses to “10 reasons you should be a geologist “when you grow up”

  1. Here here! That Gibraltar picture turned out so great! (Not to mention all the rest of them…)

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