Our degree programs prepare students to pursue a broad range of careers, including:
- Energy - Exploration and production of energy and mineral resources.
- Environmental geoscience - investigation, monitoring, remediation of a wide range of environmental problems, many of which are related to ground water hydrology
- Government - investigation and monitoring of water and geologic resources and geologic hazards in the service of state and federal agencies; also includes matters of science and policy
- Education - from the middle school to college level
- Environmental Law - law firms and federal agencies (e.g., EPA) involved in enforcing, interpreting, and complying with environmental laws
Salaries range according to sector of employment and experience, but the table below gives a general sense of wages for geoscientists:
|Employment Sector||Annual mean wage (2009)|
|Oil & Gas||$136,270|
Data from US Dept. of Labor
The job market for geoscientists is considered to be very good; for more information, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.