Where can a geologist work?

Geologists can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Oil and gas companies
  • Mining companies
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Government agencies (such as the US Geological Survey or state geological surveys)
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Engineering and construction companies
  • Water resource management organizations
  • Natural resource management organizations
  • Some geologists also work as independent consultants or self-employed.