How’s Your “Ology” Knowledge ?

head down_01Are you considering a career change and cruising endless job sites?

Might you be skipping over some amazing opportunities like “Speleology” (see below) because you can only guess at what it means?

Because I care about you, I’ve put together an alphabetical list of careers that may be your perfect match, along with helpful illustrations of what you’ll be doing when you land that dream job:

Word and What You Guessed It Meant

What It Actually Means

Helpful Illustration

Apiology

Something to do with being sorry?

The study of bees. 01_Bees
Campanology

Something to do with pitching a tent?

The art or study of bell casting and ringing. 02_Bells.jpg
Dactylology

Something to do with pterodactyls?

The technique of communicating by signs made with the hands and fingers. 03_sign language
Garbology

Something to do with dumpster diving?

The study of a society or culture by analyzing its refuse. 05_ garbage waste-study-workers-sort-garbage-530 cropped.jpg
Nosology

Something to do with my nose?

The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases. 05_doctor-microscope-laptop-computer-13017204.jpg
Onomatology

Something to do with Yoko Ono?

The study of name formation and naming practices. 09_Names.png
Palynology

Something to do with my friends?

The study of pollens and spores, especially those that are fossilized. 05_Pollen
Phonology

Something to do with my cell phone?

The study of speech sounds in language. 07_hand to ear.jpg
Pteridology

Something else to do with pterodactyls?

The study of ferns and other seedless plants. no pterodactyls_cropped
Radiobiology

Something to do with channel surfing?

The study of the effects of radiation on living organisms. 10_Xray
Sitology

Something to do with being a couch potato?

The branch of medicine dealing with nutrition and dietetics. 11_Diet
Speleology

Something to do with spelling?

The scientific study of caves. 12_cave.jpg
Vexillology

Something to do with getting mad…or sick…or something?

The study of flags. 13_flags.jpg

OK…

Youre-Hired

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