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GEOL: Geology: Choosing a Career

This guide will help you find information about topics in Geology, including rocks, minerals, land formations, mining, fracking, and weather.

Careers Related to Geology

If you're considering a career in a geology-related field, start by looking for a good graduate program. Here are examples of institutions that offer advanced degrees in this field -- visit their websites to find out what course work will be required.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Penn State University's College of Earth & Mineral Sciences

Rutgers University

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh


Professional organizations in your chosen field are an excellent source of information about educational requirements and career opportunities.




Click here to browse the e-book Careers in Green Energy. More career information from this series is available in the Salem Press database.

The print version of this book is located in the Stacks at Mack Library (Bethlehem), at call number TJ 808 .C37 2018.

Need it delivered? Request it by using Library to Go.

Finding Job Descriptions, Salary Data, and Much More

If you're trying to decide what type of job would be best for you, start your research with the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists all kinds of information about careers in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Duties required by the job
  • Work environment
  • Education and training needed
  • Licenses, certification, and registrations needed
  • Personal qualities that are best suited to the job
  • Typical salary
  • Outlook for job opportunities in that industry
  • Contact information for professional organizations.

The online version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook is searchable. For a preview of how it works, watch this instructional video.

To use the book in print format, go to the Reference section of either the Mack Library (Bethlehem) or ESSA Library (Monroe), and look for call number HF 5382 .U53.


Job Titles Related to Geology

Here are some job titles related to Geology that you can find information about in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.