Links to Career Websites
AGI has compiled this annotated list of career websites to aid you
in finding information on science-related careers. Although some of the
sites do not specifically focus on geoscience, they all contain valuable
information on science careers and job-hunting tips. The list includes
Geoscience Societies and other
science career sites.
American Association of Petroleum
The AAPG site includes a searchable student database and the Visiting
Geologists Program. The database allows employers to search for students
that fit their employment needs. The Visiting Geologists Program is set
up to have professionals speak about their jobs to schools and other groups.
What do Geoscientists do? Find out at AGU's exciting "Earth & Space Scientists" careers site.
of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
The AESE site includes a Jobs Bank that lists jobs and links to their
Association for Women Geoscientists
The AWG site includes profiles of women geoscientists information and
about their careers video.
Society of America (GSA)
The GSA Career Center consists of a form which can be used to request
GSA literature on geoscience careers. Information can also be requested
on specific geoscience areas.
Society of America (MSA)
The MSA site includes job postings for MSA members.
Society of Exploration
SEG's site contains job listings pertaining to geophysics and brief
resume listings under the Employment Referral area.
The Society for Mining,
Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
The SME site describes career planning information that can be ordered
from the society. It also describes Career Planning Workshops sponsored
Society of America (SSSA)
The Career Resources section of the SSSA site contains job listings
as well as the Career Development and Placement Service, which serves as
a referral service between applicants and employers in the agronomy field.
Also included are information on orderi ng a Career Resources booklet and
links to other sites that list job openings in soil science and agronomy.
The AMS provides online versions of job opportunities in the atmospheric
The Oceanographic Society
Other Career Sites
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Next Wave
AAAS Next Wave is geared toward graduate students and upper-level undergraduates.
Presented as an electronic magazine, the site includes several helpful
sections, including Tooling Up, which discusses how the skills gained in
science programs can be used in the real world and provides tips on resumes,
networking, interviewing, etc. Included in the Going Public section are
articles and discussion pieces (leading to open forum discussions via email)
detailing what various professionals and researchers think of their own
career paths and what they might do differently. The site also includes
job listings, which are primarily academic and research oriented.
Chemical Society (ACS)
The ACS site includes brief articles relating to career tips, such
as resumes, networking, etc. Also included is information on ordering various
types of career-oriented publications from ACS.
of Physics (AIP)
This site consists of job listings divided by the categories of academic,
industry, government non-profit and other, and bachelor's degree positions.
Career advice and guidance are presented as an online forum consisting
of physics professionals answering questions posed to them.
The APS site is geared to PhD candidates and recipients in physics.
It consists of various short articles on topics like transferable skills
and resumes as well as articles and statistics about current trends in
the physics job market. The Career Opportun ities section includes articles
describing various physicists' jobs and careers.
This website includes comprehensive answers to questions such as "Just
what does a geoscientist do anyway?" and "What are my job prospects and
how much will I earn?" The site also offers profiles of geoscience professionals,
advice on coursework and train ing, and information on the interaction
of geosciences with other disciplines.
An advertising firm publishes this online magazine that caters to a
variety of career interests. The site includes online job fairs, company
profiles, and entry-level and higher job postings. Also included is the
Career Resource Center, which provides lin ks to resume, networking and
interviewing tips as well as salary and wage information. Although the
site is not geared specifically to science, the database does contain geoscience
and other scientific jobs.
Problems in Science Jobs
Arthur E. Sowers, PhD, has written and posted a series of articles
addressing problems that PhD candidates and recipients face in today's
job market. Although the site is not very interactive, it provides
for interesting reading at the least and could be very helpful to
someone considering a PhD in science. The site also includes a listing
of links to other science careers and job websites.
Earthworks is a world leading portal of job and career opportunities
for geoscientists, geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists,
remediation/contaminated land specialists, meteorologists, climate/atmospheric
scientists, oceanographers, marine scientists, mineral explorationists,
petroleum industry professionals, environmental scientists, hydrologists,
hydrogeologists, water resource professionals, ecologists, conservationists,
forestry/agricultural scientists, geographers, space/planetary scientists,
astronomers and Remote Sensing/GIS specialists, with particular
focus on North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and UK.
Search or browse engineering job openings (for disciplines like
chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geoscience, industrial,
mechanical, and manufacturing), which are updated frequently. There
is also have a free email search agent and resume database.
Federation of American
Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
The FASEB Career Resources site focuses on jobs and careers in the
life sciences. The site includes information on biomedical job listings,
the FASEB Careers OnLine DataNet (a searchable listing of resumes
and positions), and information about their Career Resource Centers,
which provide various services to job-seekers and employers.
Jobs in Higher Education, Science and Research. Post your resume
and search for post-docs, postgraduate studentships and jobs in
higher education, science and research. Features jobs by email,
resume search, and profiles of universities and research institutions
in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, United States and New
Zealand. Jobs updated daily. Search for geoscience jobs by keyword.
This Meta-list of On-Line Job-Search Resources and Services consists
of links to other web sources that post jobs pertaining to specific
career interests. Categories include Science, Engineering and Medicine
along with several others.
Marinecareers.net introduces you to a wide range of marine career fields and to
people working in those fields.
of Sciences (NAS)
This Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers
is mainly focused on careers and jobs in research and academia. The site
includes a forum of email questions, replies and advice from professionals.
Also included is a searchable database of links to jobs and internships
as well as links to other sites. Trends and Changes in Job Markets includes
statistics and graphs of employment trends.
National Association of
Colleges and Employers (NACE)
This site, which is targeted to graduating college students and
higher academic or professional levels, contains searchable job
postings, employer profiles, and links to other career sites of
specific interests. Included under the section Career Planning Information
are short articles on various career-related topics ranging from
resume preparation to relocation resources to graduate programs.
Although the site is not specific to science, it does have some
information on careers and employers in science and geology.