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If you want to find out what skills you will learn from a course in geology or if you have a degree in geology and are wondering what to do next, click on the links below to find out more about the options available to you.

Latest Career Resources:

Careers Days 2015

The Geological Society Careers Days 2015

The Geological Society’s Careers Days are the essential meeting place for Geoscience and Earth Science students and industry leaders, institutions and employers.
Women in Science

Women in Science: Explore the data for countries worldwide

Just 30% of the world’s researchers are women. While a growing number of women are enrolling in university, many opt out at the highest levels required for a research career, but there are some surprising exceptions.

Explore the the latest data for countries at all stages of development using an embedded interactive tool produced by the Unesco Institute for Statistics.
100 Professional Scientists

100 of the UK's leading professional scientists

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Science Council ran a competition to find 100 of the UK's leading professional scientists. The results were announced on 14 January 2014 and there were seven successful candidates with a background in Geology. Click through to see the results and examples of the many career paths a grounding in geology can enable.


Top CV Tips
from Dr Sarah Davies (Department of Geology Careers tutor, Leicester University)

'Choose Earth science'
Our leaflet on the types of jobs available in the specialist areas of geoscience

The Early Career Geologist Award

Early Career Geologist Award

An annual competition to recognise the work of early career geoscientists working towards Chartership.