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Geology Career Info

us bureau of labor statistics - Geoscientist Occupational Outlook

93,580
2020 Median Pay
7%
Expected Job Growth 2020 - 2030

Careers in Geology

Geology is a diverse field of study that requires methods and knowledge from other sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, statistics and mathematics. As such, a degree in geology will provide you with skills that make you an attractive candidate across numerous disciplines and can set you up with a variety of career paths.

Careers generally fall into several categories:

  • Corporate: Oil, Mining, Environmental
  • Nonprofit: Environmental, Planning, Education
  • Government: Planning, Regulation and Protection, Surveys, Engineering
  • Academic: Secondary Education, Colleges and Universities

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What Do Geologists Do on a Daily Basis?

Geologists travel for on-site work, develop research proposals, and fulfill contracts. They spend time both outdoors and indoors in laboratories observing, sampling, and testing liquid, mineral, soil, and rock samples. Geologists can work in offices where they run analyses with radiometry and seismometry tools to examine subsurfaces, create data from 2D and 3D mapping, and keep logs of their findings. Read more at ZipRecruiter.com

Campus Resources

The University has a number of resources available to help improve your marketability as a job candidate and to leverage BYU's vast alumni network.

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Contact

Geology Front Office

S389 Eyring Science Center (ESC)
Provo, Utah 84602
Office: (801) 422-3918
Email: geology@byu.edu

Jani Radebaugh

Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator
S-383 ESC
801 422-9127
jani_radebaugh@byu.edu

John McBride

Associate Chair
Professor
Graduate Coordinator
S-387 ESC
801 422-5219
john_mcbride@byu.edu