Career Options

A degree in Geology or Environmental Science and Management is a great preparation for many different careers and areas of future graduate study. Many career areas in these fields are among the fastest-growing professions. Although a master’s degree is often listed as the entry-level degree for career in geology, many UVU geology graduates are having great success in the work field with just their bachelor’s degrees, especially those who take advantage of our opportunities to be involved with hands-on research. A bachelor’s degree is usually the entry-level degree for most environmental management jobs.

These websites provide more information on different career options in Earth Science, how to prepare for those jobs, and what the employment outlook is like in the field:

This is a great resource for career information, employment trends, and the education required for any job in any field. Some of their career profiles that are in the Earth Science field include:

This site also has information about what skills and abilities are rated as most important in different career fields and provides a profile of the typical person working in each field. Some specific profiles related to Earth Science are:

Another good site for career information that has some information on the employment outlook in a field for each state as well as employment trends over time. Also features some career assessments and tools to help you choose a career. Some specific profiles related to Earth Science are:


An extensive list of different college majors and what different careers they can lead to, including common employers within the field. Some profiles that may be helpful are:

An extensive career search site that features career assessments and other tools to help you choose a career. Also contains some information about the local Utah employment outlook and information about what high school background can help prepare students for different career fields and areas of academic study.


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