Geoscience Career Links

Career Overview

A number of careers are open to geological engineers, geologists and paleontologists. Job growth in the geosciences between 2010 and 2020 is expected to be 20% above the national average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Career opportunities in private industry include positions in mineral exploration companies, petroleum exploration and production companies, petroleum service companies, engineering consulting firms, water resource and environmental firms and paleontology resource management and mitigation firms. Our graduates are also employed by local, state, federal and tribal agencies. Opportunities for graduate degree recipients include positions with the companies and agencies mentioned above as well as in higher education, museums and research laboratories.

More information on co-ops, internships, job postings, career fairs, etc. is available at the SD Mines Career Center website.

Additional career information can be found at these sites: