The earth science major combines the disciplines of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and environmental sciences. Some graduates with a bachelor’s degree work in environmental planning for consulting companies or government agencies. Others find employment in the mining or petroleum industries. With additional course work, some earth science majors become teachers. The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to earth science majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Air Quality Specialist/Engineer Astronomer Atmospheric Scientist Civil Engineer Climatologist Ecologist Engineering Geologist Environmental Engineer Environmental Scientist Forester Geochemist Geological Engineer Geologist Health Inspector Hydrologist Meteorologist Mine Safety Engineer Oceanographer Park Naturalist Park Ranger Petroleum Geologist Physicist Public Relations Specialist Science and Technical Writer/Editor Science Museum Educator Science Museum Exhibits Coordinator Soil Scientist Teacher—Geology Urban/Regional Planner Water Pollution Control Technician
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment (OCC GREEN 14)Careers for Nature Lovers & Other Outdoor Types (OCC PT 44)Careers for Environmental Types & Others Who Respect the Earth (OCC PT 14)Careers in Focus: Earth Science (OCC GREEN 60.5)Careers in Focus: Environment (OCC GREEN 10)Careers in the Environment (OCC GREEN 12)Careers in Science (OCC 192)Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors (OCC GREEN 20)Great Jobs for Geology Majors (OCC 94)Green Careers (OCC GREEN 22)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Environmental Careers (OCC GREEN 52)Opportunities in Marine and Maritime Careers (OCC 132)Opportunities in Museum Careers (OCC 147.25)
BSU Dept. of Geology: http://www.bsu.edu/geology/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center)America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org/Employment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.html IndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.com Internships USA.comVault Career Insider O*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.orgEarth Geo/Science Information on the Web (ISGS Library): http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/Environmental Jobs and Careers: http://www.ejobs.org
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