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 Paleontology
Petroleum Geology Photogrammetry

Physical Geography

Remote Sensing
Soil Science
Women and Minorities - Professional Organizations

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