If students don't personally know someone with a geoscience background, it can be difficult for them to imagine themselves as a geoscientist. This collection of career profiles combines personal descriptions of the individual career paths of many geoscience professionals. From academia, to industry, to government, and beyond, there are many ways that a geoscience degree can set our students up for success.
Geoscience Employment Trends
The landscape of career opportunities in geoscience is constantly changing. To help your students prepare for their future careers, you need to know what their options will be. This page from the Building Strong Geoscience Departments site has predictions based on recent trends. The page also has links to salary data for professional geoscientists.
Professional Society Career Resources
There are many professional societies in the geosciences that offer guidance and resources for students interested in that particular field of work. There are also professional networks to support women and minorities in geoscience and in science careers in general.