Job Boards

There are many resources for job seekers to search for geoscience positions across sectors. The list of job boards below is not comprehensive but includes many of the most popular job posting sites and resources by professional societies. Remember that not all jobs are posted to job boards, especially in the industrial sector, so you should also leverage your network to find employers who are hiring. 

Before beginning your job search, it is important to identify key words that will yield the best search results. One tip is to start by using your skills or interests as search criteria (for example, "GIS" or "remote sensing") instead of job titles, since different sectors and employers may use different job titles for similar positions. Once you've identified job titles that are interesting to you, try searching variations (for example, "GIS technician" and "spatial analyst"). You can find a list of suggested key word searches at the bottom of this page. 

   Key words

    Alternative energy
    Cartographer
    City Analyst
    Communication specialist
    Computer analyst
    Congressional staffer
    Data analyst
    Data scientist
    Economic geologist
    Engineering geologist
    Environmental analyst
    Environmental consultant
    Environmental engineer
    Environmental geologist
    Environmental lawyer
    Environmental scientist
    Environmental toxicologist
    Field specialist
    Field technician
    Financial specialist
    Forensic scientist
    Forest ranger
    Geochemist
    Geodynamacist
    Geographer
    Geointellegence
    Geoforensics
    Geologist
    Geological technician
    Geophysical instrumentation
    Geophysicist
    Geophysics technician
    Geophysical exploration
    Geospatial information
    Geotechnical engineer
    GIS technician
    Glacial geologist
    Grant manager
    Hydrogeologist
    Hydrologist
    Industrial hygienist
    Instrumentation technician
    Laboratory assistant
    Laboratory technician
    Legislative expert
    Marine forecaster
    Marine scientist
    Medical geology
    Meteorologist
    Mineralogist
    Mining engineer
    Oceanographer
    Operational forecaster
    Paleoclimatologist
    Paleoceanographer
    Paleontologist
    Park naturalist
    Park ranger
    Petroleum exploration geologist
    Petrologist
    Planetary geologist
    Policy expert
    Pollution control specialist
    Pollution remediator
    Project manager
    Prospector
    Research scientist
    Science communicator
    Science writer
    Sedimentary petrologist
    Sedimentologist
    Seismic instrumentation
    Seismic interpreter
    Seismologist
    Soil scientist
    Spatial analyst
    Spatial intellegence
    Staff geologist
    Staff scientist
    Stratigrapher
    Structural geologist
    Surveyor
    Technical writer
    Toxicologist
    Urban/regional planner
    Volcanologist
    Waste disposal specialist
    Waste management
    Water quality control technician
    Water remote sensing
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  • GROW is a collection of career resources for undergraduate and graduate students in the geosciences, intended to help students identify and pursue career paths beyond academia.
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