Careers in Geology
A variety of career opportunities are made possible through the study of Geology
Geoscientist employment opportunities:
- Environmental geologist
- Petroleum geologists
- Engineering geologist
- 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.