Career Paths in Geology

Collage photos of geology careers

Employment Opportunties

  • State agencies
  • K-12 education
  • Mining industry
  • Universities
  • Environmental consulting
  • Federal government
  • Petroleum industry
  • Environmental policy or law

What do Geoscientists Study?

The Environment Earth Resources
Earth History Other Topics
  • Hydrology
  • Evaluation and remediation of hazardous materials
  • Modeling of surface and subsurface water movement
  • Wetlands
  • Global warming
  • Landslides and flooding
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis
  • Volcanic activity
  • Management of coastal
    hazards from hurricanes
  • Petroleum industry
  • Coal industry
  • Minerals exploration
  • Water Resources
  • Geotechnical evaluations of earth materials
  • Soil science
  • Paleontology
  • Paleoclimate
  • Glaciation
  • Mountain building
  • Geochemistry
  • Modeling of subsurface rock stratigraphy structure
  • Marine geology
  • Oceanography


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