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What Can I Do With a Major In Geology?

 

Areas of Focus

Physical Geology – the study of the earth matter and influencing forces
Historical Geology – the history of the earth
Economic Geology – study minerals and solid fuels
Petroleum Geology – seek oil and natural gas deposits
Marine Geology – study the ocean floors
Engineering Geology – focus on construction sites for dams, roads, tunnels
Mineralogists – classify and analyze minerals and jewels
Volcanologists – study volcanoes
Paleontologists – focus on fossils

 

Career Titles

Computer Engineer
Instrument Maker
Photographer
Research Scientist
Computer Programmer
Paleontologist
Mathematical Technician
Particle Physicist
Geophysicist
Construction Consultant
Civil Engineer
Environmental Scientist
Professor
Mathematician
Nuclear Dngineer
Special Librarian
Planetary Scientist
Seismologist
Cartographer
Soil Scientist
Technical Writer
Educational Television Advisor
System Support Representative
Information Specialist
Newspaper Science Writer
Field Equipment Specialist
Metallurgical and Materials Engineer
Energy Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Astronomer
Chemist
Geodesist
Hydrographer
Laboratory Technician
Mineralogist
Petrologist
Photogrammetrist
Surveyor
Geographer
Hydrologist
Meteorological Technician
Mining Engineer
Oceanographer
Physicist
Stratigrapher
Aerial Photographer
National Park Service Professional
Glacial Geologist
Computer Analyst
Park Ranger
Environmental Lawyer
Pollution Control Specialist
Prospector
Volcanologist
Stratigrapher

 

Career Related Websites

Global Energy Jobs
 
Jobs in Geology and Earth Sciences
 
Geoscience Research Jobs
 
Oil and Gas Job Search
 
Geology Jobs

Geoscience jobs

Geoscience job listings

Wetland related jobs  

Water Quality positions 

GeoWeb interactive 

The National Park Service  

Company Job listings

Geo recruiting companies
 
MonsterTRAK  
 
Jobs in Geosciences

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Geologists & Geophysicists

Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers

Careers in Geology (Money magazine)

Review.com - career planning information  
 
Careers in the Geosciences  
 
The Geological Society of America - includes job listings  

Geologist Jobs at Saudi Aramco - Career site features petroleum engineer jobs, driller and drilling engineer jobs, geoscience jobs and other oil and oilfield opportunities. Most positions located in Saudi Arabia.