Geoscience as a Career

Geoscience as a Career

Careers in geoscience often involve a combination of work performed in the field, laboratories, and office environments. Careers in this field often provide flexibility in lifestyle, which many jobs do not; there is a wide range of options regarding where and how you live, when you work, and what you do on a daily basis. Whether you choose to work commercial or corporate industry, government, or academia, research will always be at the core of your profession.

The American Geosciences Institute and the Association for Women Geoscientists provide in-depth information regarding career opportunities for Geoscientists.

The U.S. Department of Labor:s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides two resources with extensive information on the Geoscientist career path including Occupational Employment Statistics and the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Future projections of the industry include:

These resources show strong statistical indicators that higher education in this field is and will continue to be a sound investment. According to the BLS, “Job opportunities should be excellent for geoscientists who graduate with a master’s degree.”