Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Geology Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in Geology teaches students the basics of earth science - about the earth's makeup, its health, how its resources can be used in everyday life and for all living organisms, and how it has changed over time. Students will also learn about the composition of the earth and its atmosphere; how natural forces, such as wind and water will shape land; and how to analyze earth's layers, rock and mineral formations and raw materials, like oil and water.

Geology Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Geology degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Geology degrees have experience in is Geologist, followed by Hydrologist, Cartographer, Geographer, Geospatial Information Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Teacher, Mining and Geological Engineer, Volcanologist, and Urban Planner.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Geologist 16.2% 0.1% 224.7×
Hydrologist 6.6% 0.0% 500.0×
Cartographer 6.4% 0.0% 135.5×
Geographer 4.7% 0.1% 88.9×
Geospatial Information Scientist 4.5% 0.0% 384.1×
Environmental Consultant 2.8% 0.0% 78.8×
Teacher 2.8% 3.0% 0.9×
Mining and Geological Engineer 2.7% 0.0% 237.4×
Volcanologist 2.7% 0.0% 3006.5×
Urban Planner 2.5% 0.1% 25.6×

Geology Salary

Geology graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Geology Employment

Geology graduates are not very underemployed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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