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Careers in Earth Science

Earth scientists and geologists work to locate, identify, study, and report on the earth's natural resources for commercial, government or educational purposes.

Working as a professional in the field of Geology/Earth Science requires strong attention to detail and analytical skills. You will use survey tools, computers and mapping software to measure angles, distances and elevations to create and update maps, develop information databases and survey reports.

Working outdoors is often necessary when performing duties in the public sector or construction engineering. Positions may include geodetic surveyor, technician, cartographer or teacher.

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Earth Science Career Profiles

Last Updated: 4/8/24