Geologists and hydrologists work in a variety of fields and settings. Many work in the field, while others work in labs, or in administrative roles. The majority of Bachelor’s degree-level jobs for geologists and hydrologists are in environmental services, followed by oil and gas and the Federal Government.
Salary varies widely depending on role, education level, and location. Here is a sample of 2016 median salaries from the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor:
- Environmental Scientist: $68,910
- Geoscientist: $89,780
- Hydrologist: $80,480
Deadlines for summer programs are often in January and February. If you are interested in applying for paid summer programs, meet with Career Planning in the fall, and talk to your professors about letters of recommendation before Winter break.
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
- Pathways to Science (paid summer research programs)
- Geoscientists in the Park
- GeoCorps America
- eBear and LACN
- Geological Society of America Job Board
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists career center
- American Geophysical Union Career Center