Status of Geoscience Workforce 2018

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Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2018. Report by Carolyn Wilson.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Trends in K–12 Geoscience Education — Preparing Students for College Geoscience Programs and Society

  • Earth Science Education
  • Teachers
  • Students

Chapter 2: Postsecondary Education Benchmarks

Chapter 3: Trends in Two-Year College Geoscience Programs

  • Geoscience Departments and Faculty
  • Geoscience Students
  • Geoscience Associate's Degrees

Chapter 4: Trends in Four-Year Institution Geoscience Programs

  • Geoscience Departments
  • Geoscience Faculty
  • Geoscience University Students
  • Co-Curricular Activities
  • Skills Development
  • Student Plans for Graduate School
  • Funding of the Geosciences at the University Level
  • Funding of Geoscience Students

Chapter 5: Trends in Geoscience Employment--Examining Student Transitions and Workforce Dynamics

  • Early Career Workforce
  • Salary Trends for Geoscience Occupations
  • Demographics of the Geoscience Profession
  • Workforce Age Demographics
  • Geoscience Employment Projections 2016-2026

Chapter 6: Trends in Economic Metrics and Drivers of the Geoscience Workforce

  • Federal Research Funding for the Geosciences
  • Commodity Prices and Output
  • Gross Domestic Product Contribution of Geosciences
  • Productive Activity of Geoscience Industries

Appendix A: Defining the Geosciences

  • Educational Classifications
  • Occupational Classifications
  • Industry Classifications
  • AGI's Working Definition of Geoscience Occupations

Appendix B: Data Sources