CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
WHAT DO PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS DO?
Geologists do much more than study rocks. A geologist gathers and interprets data about the Earth and uses that knowledge to improve the quality of human life. They help find and develop our natural resources such as drinking water, minerals, and oil and gas in ways that safeguard the environment. Geologists provide critical information to protect us from natural and man-made hazards including earthquakes, landslides, flooding, and chemical spills – all of which have dominated the recent headlines in New York State.
WHAT INDUSTRIES DO PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS SERVE?
Natural Resource Exploration and Extraction (Oil, Gas, Mining)
Environmental Engineering, Remediation and Consulting
Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Civil Engineering and Construction
Land and Water Resources
Natural Hazard Management
Local and regional planning organizations
United States Geological Survey
United States Environmental Protection Agency
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
National Park Service
State-level geological surveys