What Can I Do with an Earth Sciences Degree?
Earth Science students learn to use limited amounts of data to make inferences about the world around them. Many employers find skills learned in the Earth Sciences to be useful in settings where the complexities of "real world" situations often require analysis and action based on limited information. Our curricular focus on core concepts provides a framework of transferable skills across a wide variety of fields, which we view is imperative to students' employability. Traditionally, job opportunities in Earth Sciences include positions in nonprofit, academia, government, industry, and research sectors. The following "Workforce Infographic" from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) was generated to help students enter the workforce to redefine what it means to have a career in the Earth Sciences. The wedges represent fields where Earth Scientists are commonly employed and include a number of different potential occupations.