Jobs in Geosciences


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job openings in all occupations in the U.S. will increase by 6.5% between 2014 and 2024

Geology-related jobs will increase by 10.5% in the same period!

Meteorology-related jobs will increase by 9.2% in the same period!

In the same period, Biology-related jobs will shrink by 0.2%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and AGI Status Report

2014: 324,416 geoscience jobs

2024: 355,862 geoscience jobs projected

156,000 retirements expected

58,000 geoscience BS, MS and Ph.D. graduates

Workforce deficit of 90,000 by 2024!

U.S. doesn’t produce enough geoscientists

Increased opportunities for our students!

Careers by AGI

Useful Links

Geology Links

EarthWorks– This is international with all kinds of jobs requiring various levels of expertise. Click your field of interest.

Environmental Jobs– This is much broader than just meteorology. Many good links to other lists here.

Eco-jobs– This site includes air-quality jobs and many others.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation– For job vacancies at NYSDEC click on the Permanent Employment link. There is also a seasonal employment page with an application form.

Air and Waste Management Association job site– If you are interested in a job in air pollution pull down the Resources menu to Career Center.

Sustainability Degrees– Not a job site but has information about careers in sustainability.

New York Career Zone– A general job site for New York State where you can learn about careers and find jobs with specific attributes.

Meteorology Links

USAJOBS– Searching for jobs and applying to the Federal Government. All National Weather Service positions come through this site.

American Meteorological Society Employment Announcements– Jobs posted within the last 14 days can only be accessed by AMS members. You should be a member of the AMS in any case.

AGU career center– Jobs in the geophysical sciences that often include meteorology and climate-related positions.

Penn State Meteorology US and Canada job listings– Very good comprehensive site.

UCAR current listings– Another large employer of meteorologists. UCAR is in Colorado.– A private company with links to meteorology job openings (that's where the link takes you). Many are broadcast meteorology but there are other jobs, too.

Cooperative Summer Field Training Program

National Association of Geoscience Teachers

A comprehensive list of geoscience field camps operated by colleges and universities throughout the United States.

View full list of camps

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