What Can I do With a Degree in Geology?
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Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.
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- Environmental Specialist
- Petroleum Engineer
- State Park Resource Ecologist
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists
- American Geological Institute (AGI)
- American Geophysical Union (AGU)
- American Institute of Professional Geologists
- Association for Women Geoscientists
- Geological Society of America (GSA)
- International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
- Paleontological Society
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
- Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) — NEBC is a "regional trade association representing environmental technology and service firms".
- What can I do with a Major in...Geology? — From the Career Services Office at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina. Includes a "representative sample of current job titles of former [UNCW] Geology majors."
- Careers in Geology From the Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
- Geology — Lists potential job titles and related skills. From the University Career and Employment Services at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
- College Majors and Career Opportunities - Geological Sciences — Lists related occupations and types of employers. From Career Services, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Careers in Geology — From the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
- Geoscience Workforce — Describes careers in the Geosciences. From the American Geological Institute.
- Geologists and Geophysicists — From the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
- Geology: What Can I Do With This Major? — Outlines common career areas, identifies typical employers, and suggests general strategies to enhance employability. From Career Services at the University of Tennessee.
- Earthworks-Jobs.com: Worldwide Career and Employment Opportunities in the Geosciences — International list of jobs. Many jobs listed require advanced degrees but some positions require only bachelor's degree.
- Geotimes Classifieds: Student Opportunities — Lists fellowships and assistantships.
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center — Jobs for Geology Majors
Geology majors may find employment in a variety of fields depending on their skills and experience. Places of employment for geologists include: government agencies, businesses (petroleum and natural gas companies, mining companies, environmental engineering and consulting firms), research institutes, and educational institutions.
The following list of employers and job titles was primarily derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested geology majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for geology majors. This list does not reflect current openings.
- Audubon Society of Portland — Environmental Educator
- Benton County — Environmental Health Specialist II
- BLUE: Land, Water, Infrastructure — Analysis and Design Focus Positions
- Bureau of Land Management
- CH2M HILL — Hydro-geologist
- Century West Engineering
- Environmental Resources Management — Project Engineer/Geologist
- Golder Associates: geotechnical mining nuclear environmental consulting
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory — Summer Geology Internship Program for Undergraduates
- ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc. — Senior Scientist (Groundwater Modeler)
- Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. — Entry and Mid Level Geologist/Hydro-geologist
- Mendocino Forest Products — Geologist
- Oregon Department of Transportation — Geologist I - Unstable Slopes Program Assistant, Engineering Specialist 3 (Project Inspector), Engineering Specialist I (Survey Drafter), Field Geologist
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) — Earth Science Work - Study, Earth Science Educator Intern
- SAIC — Environmental Technician/Scientist
- SECOR: Environmental Engineering, Consulting, and Remedial Construction
- University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute — Scientific Computing and Graphic Internship
- US Army Corp of Engineers — Geologist
- US Geological Survey
- USDA Forest Service
Department of Geology — Portland State University