Initial Publication Date: June 8, 2017

Professional Society Career Resources

Compiled by Bob Blodgett, Austin Community College.

The list below provides pointers to the career information available from Professional Societies from across the geosciences. Almost all of these pages have information about what types of careers are available in particular disciplines, profiles of people who are doing those kinds of jobs, job placement opportunities. If you have a suggestion for an organization or resource to add to this list, please email John McDaris (

If you are looking for a good introduction to the geoscience workforce, start with the Career Cornerstone Center. Their site has a very accessible broad description of careers in the geosciences as well as average salaries in particular categories (note that the salary numbers are averages over all types of degrees, not just AA/AS). They provide comparisons to other disciplines.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Career Center can help to situate information about geoscience careers in the larger spectrum of science careers. AAAS programs provide information, training, and opportunities for collaboration among scientists, policy makers, professional organizations, non-profits, government, and industries regardless of geographic origin or career stage.

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Geoscience Career Web Pages

All Geosciences

Atmospheric Sciences

Engineering Geology

Environmental Geology/Science


Geospatial Science and Technology

Ground Water

Minerals Resources

Ocean Sciences


Petroleum Geology


Physical Geography

Remote Sensing

Soil Science


Women and Minorities - Professional Organizations

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