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What job can you get with a geology degree?

Most geology graduates go on to become geologists, hydrologists, and mining and geological engineers. Geology grads also go on to become environmental consultants and geographers. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a geology degree will be useful:

What is the job market for geology degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for geology graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of geology graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 1% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Geology Grads
Employed78.4%
Unemployed1.1%
Underpaid20.4%
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