Science Graduates are in Demand
Every year, the demand for science graduates continues to grow. Dozens of industries are experiencing rapid growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs.
Geosciences, the study of the Earth, has a wide variety of career opportunities, and geoscientists specialize in different areas and study different aspects of the earth.
Most jobs require a combination of field, laboratory and office work.
Watch this exciting video about why geologists are needed, now more than ever, and what their work is all about. Earth is calling....will you answer?
Cindy Gothberg, a Geologist at TerraTek/Schlumberger in Salt Lake City and Alumna of WSU Geosciences Department (Applied Environmental Geosciences, Class of 2003) shares her story.
Here are just a few of the careers available with a geosciences degree.
Petrologists investigate the composition of rocks and their origin.
Sedimentologists study the origin and deposition of sediments and the changes involved in their conversion to sedimentary rocks.
Hydrogeologists study the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of subsurface water.
Volcanologists investigate the origin of volcanic rocks and the life cycles of volcanoes.
Geophysicists study the earth using gravity, magnetic, electrical, and seismic methods.
Oceanographers investigate oceans, including marine organisms, water properties, and the history of the sea bottom.
Petroleum geologists explore the subsurface for oil or gas.
Engineering geologists use their knowledge of geology in the construction of roads, dams, and buildings.