OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

What skills and personality traits do you need to be a volcanologist?

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Studying Volcanoes / Volcanology

 

First, many volcanologists claim that they have always had an interest for the outdoors. Backpacking, hiking and climbing are common hobbies found among this group of geologists. Also, a fascination with the sciences and a desire to travel are other key characteristics of many volcanologists.

Second, some people find that the sense of mystery associated with scientific studies is intriguing as well. While it may be fascinating, though, individuals are expected to monitor volcanoes with keen scientific observation and judgement, common sense and advanced technological methods. You must have a willingness to work hard and a desire to combine all sorts of research in an effort to arrive at a possible solution for one of many problems.