What do Geoscientists do?
Although a great amount has been learned about the Earth, much more is yet to be discovered. Geoscience is everywhere. Geoscientists:
- Study and help mitigate volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, and landslides
- Discover and help develop groundwater supplies, construction materials, mineral ores, and fossil fuels
- Explore new ideas about the natural world from the core of the Earth, to the the depths of the oceans, to the outer reaches of space
- Study physical and chemical processes in order to understand the origin and distribution of resources
- Provide scientific counsel and advice on preserving the environment, improving ecologically damaged areas, and determining the environmental impact of land development
- Work with people, data, information, ideas, and technology in the field and in the laboratory
General Information About the Geosciences Field and Careers
- What is Geosciences?
- Why Earth Science? (Video)
- Careers in the Geosciences (Video)
- Geosciences Careers - American Geosciences Institute
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists
- American Geosciences Institute
- American Geophysical Union
- American Institute of Physics
- American Quaternary Association
- Arizona Geological Society
- Arizona Geological Survey
- Association for Women Geoscientists
- Geological Society of America
- International Quaternary Union
- Paleontological Society
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- Society for Sedimentary Geology
- Society of Economic Geologists
- U.S. Geological Survey
General Information About Geosciences Careers
Geoscience Professional Sites and General Geoscience Job Sites
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists and their Career and Job Seeking Advice page
- Geological Society of America and their Careers page
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists and their Employment page
- Society of Economic Geologists and their Jobs page
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
- Geological surveys around the world
- American Association of State Geologists
- American Geological Institute
- Cross-discipline geoscience jobs at Earthworks
- America's Job Bank, joint site of the U.S./State labor departments; links to each state's web site; lists of newspaper classified ad links; search engine.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- FedWorld, the U. S. government job postings search site.
- National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
- National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA)
- USAJOBS, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management web site allows resume posting and government job searches.
- US Geological Survey
Academic Geoscience Postings
- Association for Women Geoscientists, primarily geoscience positions in academia with other helpful links.
- Chronicle of Higher Education has mostly teaching positions, a few listings in the geosciences.
- EARTH Magazine Classifieds On-Line, a primary source for geoscience positions in academia.
Mining Employment Sites
Oil & Gas Employment Sites
part-time student jobs and jobs after you graduate; resume and interview skills support; career fairs.
Job openings at the University of Arizona