Geoscience Careers

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Do your students want to become Earth scientists? Do they know what these scientists do? Your students might be surprised at the range of opportunities offered by the Earth sciences.

Geoscientists study and work with minerals, soil, agriculture, energy resources, fossils, oceans and freshwater, the atmosphere, weather, the environment, natural hazards and space exploration.

Your students just might become Earth scientists when they grow up. The links below offer information on the classes they should take and the work they are likely to do as caretakers of Earth's resources and environment!

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Hikers in canyon, Navajo Sandstone
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This brochure lists reasons why earth science matters to everyone, from careers, to education....

Students stufying soil at an NRCS educational event in Missouri
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Description of geoscience careers with links to job sources

Land and Undersea topography from the Indian Ocean areas
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Jobs in geography career center; includes Earth science jobs

Earthquake-proof pipeline near San Andreas fault
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Career center for members of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Volcanologists taking measurements to indicate magma movement
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Career center with videos, webinars, information

Hawaii lava sampling
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Job postings

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Early stage tornado in Oklahoma
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Job opportunities, career information, statistics and resources

North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
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Job and internship opportunities

Seismogrph monitoring
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Geoscience career information, specific career profiles

Paria River in the Chinle Formation, Arizona and Utah
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Information on geoscience careers with a video on why becoming a geoscientist is important