Careers in Geology

For a list careers related to geology click HERE (PDF).

For a list of career tracks to follow to reach those careers click HERE (link)

Career Links

All Types / General Geoscience
  • Find links to petroleum-only sites in
  • - includes an extensive directory of petroleum and service companies
(Service companies provide data and services to petroleum companies. They generally hire people with 2-5 years of industry experience, and are excellent employers). A few of their web sites include job postings, and most discuss careers.
Environmental / Engineering (Advice: Privately-owned companies tend to treat employees a little better than publicly traded ones).
National Laboratories
Specialized Associations



Valuable Software to Learn: MODFLOW, GMS (created at BYU), Landmark, ArcGIS. Search on software name for example projects and software information.