The private, for-profit sector is made up of many different industries, including environmental science, data analytics, law, medicine, mining, energy, and meteorology. The types of jobs that a geoscientist might have overlap across industries -- for example, a data scientist might work at a company dedicated to geospatial technologies, but their skills would also be valuable in areas like environmental consulting, meteorology, or petroleum exploration. Plus, many industry jobs are similar to positions in the government sector and require similar experience and skills. The job search is all about finding a good fit for your strengths and being adaptable in an evolving workforce.
Read an overview of the environmental geology sector.
Read about related careers in engineering geology.
Watch a webinar on careers in the environmental industry.
Assess career outlook for environmental consultants (view current salary information here).
Read about environmental consulting careers.
Read career advice from some environmental consultants.
Read "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" of consulting.
Read about the emergence of data science and key skills.
Learn about the role of data analysts in oil and gas.
Read about getting a job in GIS.
Watch a GSA webinar on career pathways using GIS.
Search GIS career resources.
Learn about careers in geospatial technology.
Read the "Trail Guide to Careers in Environmental Law".
Explore international initiatives on forensic geology.
Read case histories on geoforensic applications.
Read about the use of GIS in geoforensics.
Meet a geoscientist at a meteorology instrument company.
Read about oceanographic instrumentation technicians.
Learn about different types of geophysical instruments.
Watch a private sector meteorology job outlook webinar.
Learn about being an operational marine forecaster.
View a day in the life of a private sector meteorologist.
Find examples of private sector meteorology employers.
Search a list of commercial weather companies in the U.S.
Explore AMS career guides and tools.
Join the AMS Private Sector Mentorship Program.
Explore the variety of roles in mining.
Meet a metallurgist, a mill mechanic, and a data scientist.
Listen to interviews with mining professionals.
Watch a webinar on careers in the minerals industry.
Watch a webinar on getting started in mineral exploration.
Watch a webinar on essential skills for economic geology.
Learn about petroleum geology roles and technology.
Read about the careers of geoscientists in oil and gas.
Visit the OpenEI wiki to learn about alternative energies.
Explore a Wind Career Map.
Read about careers for geoscientists in wind energy.
Explore a Solar Career Map.
Learn about careers in geothermal energy.
Find a list of geothermal energy companies.
Explore career pathways in marine energy.
Explore career pathways in hydropower.
Read about geologists hired by renewable energy firms.
Learn about the emerging field of medical geology.
Explore the International Medical Geology Association.
Read about general careers in toxicology.
Learn how to become an environmental toxicologist.
Discover careers in industrial hygiene.
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