On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Earth Sciences majors, skills Earth Sciences majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Earth Sciences program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Earth Sciences include:

  • Assistant Staff Geologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
  • Hydrologist
  • Tour Guide

Career-Related Skills

  • Field Work: Earth Science majors spend a substantial amount of time outdoors, sometimes in extreme weather conditions, in order to make precise observations.
  • Objectivity: Earth Science majors must test their hypotheses so that the results are accurate rather than reflections of their own ideas.

Career-Related Web Sites 


GIS Jobs Clearinghouse - Post your resume free of charge and update it if needed. Also, spend some time browsing the site for currently advertised positions.

Geological Society of America

Geo Web Interactive - View new job postings, post your resume, and use the database to search for jobs by job title or geographic location. Also, take time to read some of the success stories.

Jobs in Geology, Earth Sciences, Oil & Gas

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Provides information on the nature of work, working conditions, employment, training, other qualifications, advancement, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations for Geologists.

Oil and Gas Jobs

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.