• Geoscientists
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Geoscientists study the Earth's composition, structure, and processes to learn about its past, present, and future.

    What do they typically do

    • Plan and conduct field studies, visiting locations to collect samples and conduct surveys
    • Analyze aerial photographs, rock samples, and other data sources to find natural resource deposits and estimate their size
    • Conduct laboratory tests on samples collected in the field
    • Make geologic maps and charts
    • Prepare written scientific reports
    • Present their findings to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties
    • Review reports and research done by other scientists
    • Write research papers, participate in conferences, or teach geological science at universities to communicate geological findings

    Number of Jobs

    Average Annual
    Job Growth +1.7%
    Job Opening 63

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    Education & Training

    • Education

      Most require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Associated Programs or Majors
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