Earth science


The science preoccupied with studying planet earth, this includes geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. It also includes the composition of the earth, earth structures, and processes.

Alternative labels

Earth sciences
Earth studies

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Earth science is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Earth science lecturer: Earth science lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, earth science, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants in preparation of lectures and of exams, grading papers and exams and leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their field of earth science, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.

Optional knowledge

Earth science is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Remote sensing technician: Remote sensing technicians collect airborne data. They utilise equipment aimed for the collection of data and determination of geographical points in order to help in a variety of operations such as land conservation, urban planning, and military operations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022