Geology Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Geology majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Geology Major Skills List

A - C

  • Accuracy
  • Algebra
  • Analytical
  • Analyzing Microscopic Images
  • Assessing Three-Dimensional Geologic Data
  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculus 
  • Collaborating 
  • Collecting Structural Geologic Data
  • Conducting Laser Terrestrial Scans
  • Constructing Cross Sections from Geologic Maps
  • Constructing Geologic Maps
  • Creating Scientific Research Models
  • Creating Topographic Profiles
  • Critical Thinking

D - M

  • Deciphering Graphical Data
  • Decision Making
  • Determining the Stress Responsible for Generating Structural Features of Land
  • Evaluating Structural Geologic Data
  • Evaluating the Validity of Scientific Research
  • Facilitating Group Discussions
  • Gathering Three-Dimensional Geologic Data
  • Geometry
  • Graphing Quantitative Data
  • Identifying Potential Mineral Deposits Based on Sedimentary Structures
  • Interpreting Geologic Maps
  • Investigating Geological Phenomenon with Aerial Photographs
  • Managing Stress
  • Matlab
  • Measuring Stratigraphic Sections in the Field
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word

N - Q

  • Note Taking
  • Observational
  • Operating Electron Microscopes
  • Operating GPS
  • Organizational
  • Planning
  • PowerPoint
  • Precision
  • Preparing Specimens
  • Presentation Research Findings to Groups
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Python 

R - Z

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Topographic Maps
  • Statistics
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Utilizing a Brunton Compass
  • Utilizing Geographic Information Systems Software
  • Utilizing Optical Petrographic Microscopes
  • Working Independently
  • Writing Computer Programs
  • Writing Research Reports
  • X-Ray Diffractometry

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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