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Careers

The Earth and Environmental Science department are here to help you navigate your career options in the Earth Sciences. Career options are diverse, challenging and impactful.

So are you curious about the Earth. Are you passionate about our environment and how it is changing and want to improve our stewardship of it? Do you want to be a part of finding energy and mineral resources; in managing our water?  As an undergraduate or graduate in the Earth and Environmental sciences department at the University of Michigan you can explore all these exciting career options and many more. Earth scientists encapsulates many disciplines and are often known by names such as geologist, geophysicist, oceanographer, paleontologist, and many others.

To give you an idea of the opportunities for Earth Scientists, below are some diagrams taken from a survey carried out by AGI (American Geoscience Institute) on Geoscience workforce trends and salaries published in 2016.

The Earth and Environmental Science department also offer EARTH majors and graduate students the opportunity to set up appointments to meet with the Department internal Career Support Coordinator (Rosie Jowitt) to help you navigate career choices and paths.

Career Advise Appointment Calendar

 

Industries Hiring Geoscience Graduates, 2015

Median Annual Salaries of Geoscience Occupations, 2015

Starting Salaries for Employed Geoscience Graduates, 2015