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Earth sciences deal with the study of the physical composition of the earth. With an aim to have a deeper understanding of the earth, studying earth sciences can broaden your horizons, raise your employability and give you new perspectives to view life!

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$40,000 to $70,000 average income of for earth science PhD holders

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9,400 openings predicted for careers related to earth sciences in the US

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$92,000 is the median annual salary of geologists

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7% growth rate in employment opportunities for geoscientists

Earth sciences contribute greatly towards knowledge regarding how society can cope with the changing environment in different ways. The study of the atmosphere, water flowing on or beneath continental surfaces, and oceans and seas are all components of earth sciences. Knowledge regarding earth sciences helps learn about the planet's structure, processes, and features. The stratigraphy, structure of the earth and its knowledge not only enlightens us regarding the chemical composition of the earth’s structure but also enables us to improve the quality of life for the communities we operate in.
If you have a keen interest in studying how to preserve the earth’s resources and have a passion to be an environmentalist, earth sciences can prove to be a rewarding field of study for you. It is also a good choice if you want to carry out fieldwork and engage in inspiring geological research.
Earth Sciences degrees are usually offered as a Bachelor of Science (BSc in Earth Sciences) as well as Bachelors of Arts (BA). They are typically 4-year programs. After completing the undergraduate program, students can opt for a masters in earth sciences, which is typically a 2-year program. The average cost of pursuing an earth science degree is AUD 35,000 per year in the US.
As the world’s natural resources continue declining at alarming rates, the need for environmental conservation has gained importance more than ever before. Issues such as atmospheric warming, melting glaciers and rising sea levels pose significant challenges which means earth science professionals will be in demand in the coming years. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 7% growth in employment opportunities for geoscientists is projected over the next decade.
There is a wide range of career options to choose from for students who wish to pursue an education in Earth Sciences.

Project Geologist

A project geologist assesses a site and gathers geological data in preparation for drilling, mining, or excavation operations. Their jobs involve testing of ground for composition, geological formations, and conducting and reporting critical surveys that might impact mining operations.

Field Geologist

A field geologist researches the chemical makeup of the Earth's crust, as well as other earth processes (earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions) and the changes that the earth undergoes. They are responsible for gathering samples from the ground, mapping geological formations, investigating natural disasters, interpreting data, and producing presentations for other professionals and the general public.

Land Planning Agent

A land planning agent mostly works for the government and are hired on a project basis. The main job responsibility is to ensure how efficiently and effectively land is used and developed.

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