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What kind of work can you do with a degree in geology?

Coastal and marine geology
• Drilling companies
• Government agencies*

Fossil energy
• Consulting firms
• Drilling companies
• Equipment suppliers
• Government agencies*
• Petroleum industry**

Geochemistry
• Coal/Mining companies
• Construction firms
• Consulting Firms
• Drilling companies
• Environmental Agencies
• Government agencies*
• Petroleum industry**
• Quarries
• Railroad companies
• Well services
• University/College

Geomagnetism
• Government agencies*
• Private research firms

Geomorphology
• Consulting firms
• Drilling companies
• Equipment suppliers
• Government agencies*
• Petroleum industry**

Geophysics
• Consulting firms
• Drilling companies
• Equipment suppliers
• Government agencies*
• Petroleum industry**
• Private research firms
• Work with architects
• University/College

Hydrology
• Environmental agencies
• Government agencies*
• Private research firms
• University/College

Mining geology
• Coal/Mining companies
• Construction firms
• Consulting Firms
• Government agencies*
• Well services and drilling companies
• Quarries
• Railroad companies

Oceanography
• Drilling companies
• Museums
• Naval division of the armed services
• Private or government companies
• Private research firms
• University/College

Paleontology
• Coal/Mining companies
• Consulting firms
• Construction firms
• Drilling companies
• Equipment suppliers
• Government agencies*
• Museum
• Petroleum industry**
• Private labs
• Private research firms
• Quarries
• Railroad companies
• University/College

Sedimentology
• Construction firms
• Consulting firms
• Drilling companies
• Environmental agencies
• Equipment suppliers
• Government agencies*
• Geochemical companies
• Mining companies
• Museums
• Petroleum industry**
• Private research firms
• Quarries
• Railroad companies
• University/College
• Well services

 

Soil Science, Agriculture
• Environmental agencies
• Government agencies*
• Private research firms
• University/College

Stratigraphy
• Coal/Mining companies
• Construction firms
• Consulting firms
• Equipment suppliers
• Government agencies*
• Petroleum industry**
• Quarries
• Railroad companies
• Well services and drilling companies

Structural geology
• Consulting firms
• Drilling companies
• Equipment suppliers
• Government agencies*
• Petroleum industry**

Surveying
• Coal/Mining companies
• Drilling companies
• Environmental agencies
• Government agencies*

Teaching
• University/College
• K-12 school systems

Technical writing
• Any geology field

Education - Where will your degree take you?

Bachelor Degree
Masters DegreeDoctoral Degree
Entry level positions in local, state, federal government and industry and preparation for graduate programsManagerial consultants, and research positions in industry and government, and teachers at high school and community collegesPositions in university research and/or teaching, management in state and federal agencies, and geological surveys at state and federal level

*Government Agencies (federal, state, & local) includes Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, US Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Mines, Office of Surface Mining
**Petroleum industry includes oil and gas exploration, production, storage, waste disposal facilities