A volcanologist is a category that comes under geoscientists. For becoming a volcanologist, people must have at least a mater’s degree in earth science (geology), in particular, volcanology. However, a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in volcanology is preferred for the positions that involve high-level researches or teaching in colleges.
In addition to the educational requirements, the other qualifications one must have to become a volcanologist are computer skills, data analysis, digital mapping, and remote sensing skills. Knowledge of GIS (geographic information systems) and GPS (global positioning system) are added advantages. Some employers look for individuals with field experience; therefore, a summer internship will help the individuals compete with others.