A very rewarding career. Great opportunities for different interests: From data/computing tasks to spending weeks in the field to contributing to high-end geoscience research. I met lot's of interesting people and have great colleagues. I would definitely choose this career again.
I love working outside, working with my hands as well as my brain, and I love the government bebefits. The only thing I don't like about being a geologist is the malaise that comes across the faces of members of the opposite sex when I tell them what I do for a living. Not the most well respected profession. If you think you want to be a geologist you should take chemistry, mathematics, and geography as far as you can bare in Highschool. You will come out way ahead in college.
Some tips for people considering this profession would be to pursue an internship or work experience opportunity before university graduation. The industry is so broad, it is important to find some specific field that interests you before pursuing geoscience employment. I would definitely recommend this career, and would definitely choose this career again. Pros are good job demand/growth, pay, benefits, and travel opportunities. Some cons are repetitive daily tasks and some poor office locations. People should know that because the oil industry was largely in a hiring freeze in the 80s and 90s, there are many job vacancies open right now that require little to no experience.