Earth Science

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Astronomer*
  • Civil Engineer
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Scientist*
  • Forester
  • Geochemist*
  • Geographer
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist*
  • Glacial Geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Land-Use Planner
  • Meteorologist*
  • Mineralogist*
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mud Logger
  • Nation Resource Manager
  • National Park Admin.
  • Oceanographer*
  • Paleontologist*
  • Petroleum Geologist*
  • Planetary Geologist
  • Seismologist
  • Stratigrapher
  • Structural Geologist
  • Teacher/Professor*
  • Volcanologist*
  • Weather Forecaster

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Architectural Services
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Engineering & Management Services
  • Federal/State Government Agencies
  • Metal Mining Companies
  • Oil, Gas, and Petroleum Companies
  • Private Research Foundations
  • Surveying/Land Planning Agencies

Minnesota Employers

  • AECOM
  • Aramco
  • ARCADIS
  • Barr Engineering
  • Delta Airlines
  • E3 Environmental
  • Flint Hills Resources
  • FPCNational
  • HDR Environmental Operations
  • MN City/County Government
  • MN DNR
  • MN DOT
  • Natural Resource Group
  • WindLogics, Inc

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$38,000-$47,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Analytical mind
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Detail oriented
  • Enjoys outdoors
  • Ethical
  • Good physical stamina
  • High energy
  • Interest in science
  • Problem solving
  • Solution appraisal
  • Strong grades/GPA
  • Team player
  • Technical/GPS skills