Geology

What is Geology? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources UNCW Dept of Geology

What Is Geology?

According to Earth Science World:  Do you find the prospect of working on a wide range of Earth-related issues, from resource management to environmental protection exciting? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Travel? Do you enjoy puzzle solving and working across scales, using details to solve wider problems? Then the geosciences may be an interesting career path to investigate.

  • The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth.
  • The structure of a specific region of the earth's crust.
  • The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the solid matter of a celestial body.

Related Career Titles

(Some require further education)

Aerial Photographer Geomorphologist National Park Service
Agricultural Engineer Geophysicist Oceanographer
Architect Geophysics Technician Paleoceanographer
Astronomer Geo-Technical Engineer Paleoclimatologist
Cartographer Glacial Geologist Paleontologist
Computer Analyst Hydrologist Park Naturalist
Consultant Industrial Hygienist Park Ranger
Coop Extension Agent Instrumentation Tech Parks-Natural Resource Mgr
Economic Geologist Laboratory Technician Peace Corps Worker
Environmental Consultant Landscape/Nursery Mgr Petroleum Engineer
Environmental Geologist Marine Advisor Petroleum Geologist
Environmental Lawyer Materials Analyst Petrologist
Forest Ranger Mathematician Planetary Geologist
Petroleum/Mining Mgr Medical Doctor Pollution Control Specialist
Geochemist Meteorologist Pollution Remediator
Geodynamacist Mineralogist Project Manager
Geologist Mining Engineer Prospector
Sales Engineer Soil Scientist Surveyor
Scientific Photographer Soil Scientist, Agriculture Technical Writer
Sedimentologist Stratigrapher Urban/Regional Planner
Seismologist Structural Geologist US Foreign Service Worker 
Volcanologist  Water Quality Control Tech Well Logging Specialist 
Waste Management Water Remote Sensing Geophysical Exploration
Hydrogeologist   Waste Disposal Specialist

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Related Major Skills

Geology majors need skills in the following areas: Investigation, Communication, Computation and Technical. 

Define research problems Develop research proposals Measure distances
Develop research models Review scientific literature Measure relationships
Design equipment Establish hypothesis Summarize research
Perform calculations Identify materials/specimens Mathematical modeling
Observe data & things Gather/analyze data Inform, explain, instruct
Maintain records Establish/control designs Evaluate ideas
Prepare technical reports Utilize math formulas Design simulations
See relationships in factors Use technical instruments Draw meaningful concl.
Field sampling    

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Job & Internship Links

Global Energy Jobs www.globalenergyjobs.com

Resource Personnel http://www.resourcepersonnel.com/

Jobs in Geology and Earth Sciences http://geology.com/jobs.htm

Geoscience Research Jobs www.earthworks-jobs.com/acad.htm

Oil and Gas Job Search www.oilandgasjobsearch.com

Geology Jobs www.itzalist.com/bus/geology-jobs.html

Geoscience job listings http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GeoSci-Jobs

Wetland related jobs http://www.sws.org/jobs

Water Quality positions http://www.wef.org/careeropps

GeoWeb interactive http://www.ggrweb.com/job.html

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse http://www.gjc.org

The National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/personnel

Company Job listings http://www.geo.mtu.edu/geojobs/

Geo recruiting companies http://www.geosearch.com/

MonsterTRAK http://www.monstertrak.com

Geology job links http://www.geologylinks.com/jobs.html

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Career Planning Links

Jobs in Geosciences http://www.westga.edu/geology/web_htm/faqs.html#Jobs

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Geologists & Geophysicists http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos050.htm

Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/careeroe.html

Careers in  the Geosciences
http://www.earth.uwaterloo.ca/services/geoscience/careers.html

Careers in the Geosciences http://www.agiweb.org/

Geology Careers http://www.westga.edu/~geology/web_htm/career.html

Career Fields http://career.berkeley.edu/Infolab/CareerFields.stm

NCSU http://www.ncsu.edu/majors-careers/do_with_major_in/showmajor.php?id=16

Delaware http://www.udel.edu/CSC/mrk.html

Journal of Young Investigators Science Career Center     http://www.jyi.org/SCC/Index.php

Science Careers Web
http://www.sciencecareersweb.net/

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Professional Associations Links

The Geological Society of America - includes job listings http://www.geosociety.org/

American Geological Institute http://www.agiweb.org/

Association for Women Geoscientists http://www.awg.org/ US Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov/

Society of Petroleum Engineers http://www.spe.org/

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Miscellaneous Resources Links

UNCW Post-Graduate Survey - coming soon

Geotimes www.agiweb.org/geotimes/ads.html#vacancies

The U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal and Marine Geology Program website http://marine.usgs.gov

Earth Science on the Web http://geology.com

Help for people pursuing positions in all aspects of Earth science http://geology.about.com/

Employment agency for geoscientists and civil engineers http://www.firststepsltd.com/

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