111-pp2 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Quiz One (9:30-9:35...

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Quiz One (9:30-9:35 AM) GY 111: Physical Geology GY 111: Physical Geology UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Lecture 2: Plate Tectonics Lecture 2: Plate Tectonics Lecture 2: Plate Tectonics Last Time 1. Introductions and class policy 2. What do geologists do 3. Why you should consider geology So what exactly do geologists do? ± Mining and mineral exploration ± Fossil fuel exploration ± Engineering geology ± Environmental geology ± Hydrology ± Volcanology ± Seismology ± Remote sensing/GIS ± Teaching ± Mining and mineral exploration ± Fossil fuel exploration ± Engineering geology ± Environmental geology ± Hydrology ± Volcanology ± Seismology Remote sensing/GIS ± Teaching ± Landfill design ± Military Planning ± Urban Planning ± Hazards mitigation ± Planetary geology ± Hydrology ± Planetary geology ± Predicting future events ± ± State/Federal government N/A* N/A* Physicists $22,900 $22,900 Biologists $27,900 $27,900 Geologists Geologists $29,300 $29,300 Chemists Chemists 1998 Average Physical Sciences Salaries within the United States (BS degrees) 20,000 20,000 Physicists 46,000 46,000 Geologists 97,000 97,000 Chemists Chemists 118,000 118,000 Biologists 1998 Physical Sciences Employment within the United States 1998 Physical Sciences Employment within the United States Is a Career in the geosciences for you? Reference: Holbrook, John, 1998, Career Potential in the sciences, PALAIOS, Volume 13, No. 2 Is a Career in the geosciences for you? 88,906
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111-pp2 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Quiz One (9:30-9:35...

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