The job prospects for geoscientists are very good in this country as people retire and as openings continue to grow. Before 2020, AGI estimates, something around 200,000 geoscience jobs will need to be filled, and the demand will be greater than the projected degreed graduates. Employment of geoscientists is projected to grow by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CNN Money/PayScale’s just released their 2013 top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.
Geology Careers rank throughout the top 100
- #6 Petroleum Geologist
- Earn a median salary of $183,000.00, 2nd best paying job in America with a 21% growth in the next 10 years. Petroleum Geologist was rank #73 in 2012
- #55 Geophysicist
- Earn a median salary of $132,000.00 9th best paying job in America with a 18% growth in the next 10 years
- #84 Geotechnical Engineer
- Earn a median salary of $74,600.00 65th best paying job in America with a 19% growth in the next 10 years
Here at San Diego State University the Department of Geological Sciences maintains a strong position in workforce training in the energy oil and gas business and geotechnical fields. Students who are curious about the planet on which we live, challenged by environmental problems facing humankind, and intrigued by a subject which combines both the arts and applied science, should consider the geological sciences as a major. Being a geologist is a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding career and will enriched your life.