Careers in Geology

Career Information for Students Considering Geology

Detailed Career Information for Geology Majors

  • Geotimes Career Page with articles about Career Profiles and the "For Students" Column. Sarah Andrew's essay "Why Study Geology?" is particularly good.
  • American Society of Professional Geologists tips on finding work as a petroleum geologist.
  • Alumni of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo geology department have gotten jobs with …
    • USGS coalbed methane program
    • USGS (Menlo Park)
    • consulting company that does geotechnical work (2 alumni)
    • gemologist
    • consulting company that does remote sensing work
    • consulting company that does volcano monitoring (2 alumni)
    • survey team (State of Oregon)
    • Field Technician with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
    • Science Teacher
    • GIS expert
    • clearing ordinance from Kahoolawe

Internships and Summer Jobs

Jobs for Graduating Seniors

Graduate School

  • Peterson's Graduate Planner. Information on planning, picking a school, preparing for GRE's, and paying for school.
  • National Academy of Science (1996) Careers In Science And Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond. This has information about career exploration, planning for grad school.
  • Geological Society of America graduate assistantships.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center fellowship and internship opportunities for students and recent grads interested in coastal, marine, and environmental management or research.
  • Graduates of the UH Hilo graduate program have been accepted into graduate programs at
    • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    • Stanford
    • Notre Dame
    • Western Washington University
    • University of California Fresno
    • University of Northern Arizona
    • University of Montana
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of California at Davis
    • California State at Fresno
    • University of South Carolina (in marine geology program)
    • University of Florida
    • University of Southern Illinois
    • Cateburry University (New Zealand!)
  • Good programs graduate programs in volcanology include …
    • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    • University of Washington
    • University of Alaska-Fairbanks
    • Oregon State
    • University of Oregon
    • Michigan Tech
    • University of California at Santa Barbara
    • University of New Mexico
    • New Mexico Tech
  • Good programs graduate programs in environmental geology or hydrology include …
    • University of Arizona (hydrology or geology dept)
    • University of Nevada at Las Vegas
    • University of California Santa Barbara
    • University of Washington
    • New Mexico Tech
    • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Chip Fletcher does coastal geology)

Careers and Internships in Coastal Geology