photo - CMC student collecting soil sample at an abandoned minCareers in Geology

A variety of career opportunities are made possible through the study of Geology

Geoscientist employment opportunities:

  • Environmental geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Petroleum geologists
  • Engineering geologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Environmental and Engineering consulting
  • Government (i.e., U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Bureau of Land Management)
  • Oil and Gas industry
  • Mining industry (coal and minerals)
  • Non-profit (i.e., Trout Unlimited)
  • Academia and more

Your journey towards a career in geoscience can start at Colorado Mountain College where several transfer pathways to four-year programs are also available.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth in geoscience for the period of 2014-2024. The median salary (with a bachelor's degree) is $89,700.