Geoscience Employment Outlook Resources

Geoscience is very wide and diverse as reflected by the numerous types of employment with the field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a good start for fairly comprehensive information about employment outlook and typical duties involved with Geoscientists:

   General Geologist (Including Petroleum Geology)

   Environmental Scientist

   Hydrologist

   Seismologist

   Mining and Geological Engineers

In general a majority of Geoscience positions in government and the industry require a Bachelor’s degree at a minimum. Employment in an academic setting typically require a Ph.D. with the exception of two-year schools (i.e., Community College).