EEPS is committed to the academic success of all our students and for providing information about the kinds of careers that are available to geoscientists. The outline below shows the breadth of areas in which geoscientists may apply their interests and broad skillsets.

Careers in the Earth Sciences

JOBS Presentation (Dr. Sylvia Dee) (pdf)


  • M.S and Ph.D. Programs
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Research Institutions (e.g. Carnegie Institution)
  • Teaching (K-12; Universities)
  • Technical Specialist for Analytical Equipment
  • Laboratory Manager

Education and Outreach

  • Museum (collections management & public programs)
  • Media (Wired, Massive, Undark, BBC, etc.)
  • Teaching (K-12)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Geosciences Institute

Energy Sector