What can I do with my geology degree?
I'm going graduate this year from Sul Ross with a BS in Geology. I'm concern with my choice of degrees and at 34 years old I don't want to start over. Currently I live in San Angelo, Texas (West Texas) and I want to be able to stay in the area or possibly move to Dallas or Austin areas. I want to be able to work with "friends" and educated people. I don't want to have to be a road-dog and travel all over working with, near, or on dirty rigs and rough-necks. No offence, but hanging out with high school drop outs all day doesn't interest me. I'm not trying to be superior. Is it possible for me to work in a permanent location and not have to travel. Somewhere I can get to know my co-workers and develop friendships, make good money and enjoy my work. Just feeling down about things. I worked a summer job for AT&T and really enjoyed it. Hard technical work, great friends, good money, and in a single location- yet it has nothing to do with geology. Coming back to school was diffic
Asked By: That's Enough - 8/23/2007
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Work in an environmental position. I'm also a geologist who sort of fell into this work by accident - I had no environmental focus at all when I was in school. Many companies will pay a decent wage an offer training in an "entry-level" position. I find it very interesting, with maybe only 30% of my time in the field... More
Answered By: MLF - 8/24/2007
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Become an Earth Science teacher in a high school.
Answered By: sunzzip102 - 8/23/2007
Get $70,000 yearly, after being a teacher for 3 years in the sunshine state.
Answered By: alphaphenolethylamine - 8/23/2007
The obvious place would be for a petroleum company, but that might well involve travel. Talk to some oil companies and see what opportunities exist.
Answered By: rhsaunders - 8/23/2007
Apply for Federal Govt jobs...US Geological Survey or Bureau of Reclamation. http://www.usajobs.gov
Answered By: Digital Sister - 8/23/2007
deliver pizzas? seriously, my father is a geologist and works regulating the oil industry in northern michigan. it is hard to get into govt work right now withh all the budget shortages and hiring freezes. your best bet to get a sdecent paying job is to look into places where the oil industry is picking up because... More
Answered By: email@example.com - 8/23/2007
There is a lot of work in environmental areas. If you know hydrology, every large commercial development requires an enviornmental impact report... More
Answered By: michael971 - 8/23/2007
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