Science Graduates are in Demand
Every year, the demand for science graduates continues to grow. Dozens of industries are experiencing rapid growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs. These jobs are being created much faster than they can be filled. From the president’s State of the Union address to the latest article from industry blogs, everyone is trying to figure out how to fill the need for these highly skilled jobs.
Geoscientists work in Many Industries
Geoscience, the study of the Earth, has a wide variety of career oppourtunities. Geoscientists specialize in different areas and study different aspects of the earth. Most geoscience jobs require a combination of field, laboratory and office work. Many geoscientists work on research projects. Here are just a few of the careers available with a geoscience degree.
Petrologists investigate the composition of rocks and their origin.
Sedimentologists study the origin and deposition of sediments and the changes involved in their conversion to sedimentary rocks.
Hydrogeologists study the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of subsurface water.
Volcanologists investigate the origin of volcanic rocks and the life cycles of volcanoes.
Geophysicists study the earth using gravity, magnetic, electrical, and seismic methods.
Oceanographers investigate oceans, including marine organisms, water properties, and the history of the sea bottom.
Petroleum geologists explore the subsurface for oil or gas.
Engineering geologists use their knowledge of geology in the construction of roads, dams, and buildings.
Geoscience related industries
Geoscientists can work in a variety of different companies and organizations.
Private Companies and Corporations
Petroleum and natural gas companies, mining companies, engineering and environmental consulting firms, and independent research laboratories.
Local, state, and federal agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, state water control boards, and state geological surveys.
High schools, colleges, universities, and museums.