Is an Online Geology Education Possible?

Yes! Western Governors University is an accredited US institution offering programs to train individuals to become outstanding geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 14,460 people employed as geological and petroleum technicians alone in America, and their average annual salary is $58,400. Geoscientists make on average $92,710 per year and there are about 31,860 of them employed today. Online schools like Western Governors University have been proven to help successfully launch workers into this field.

Geology Common Job Tasks
  • studying the physical aspects of regions
  • understanding Earth's geological past
  • using technology and specific instruments in the field
  • visiting remote locations to study the earth
  • examining volcanic eruptions
  • examining seismic fault lines and locations of earthquakes
  • analyzing plant and animal fossils
  • studying the properties of water in a region
  • examining the layering and placement of sediments
  • studying Earth's size and rotation
Popular Journals & Magazines Geology Organizations Related Professions Currently in Demand
  • Adjunct Geology Instructor
  • Geology Instructor
  • Mining Analyst
  • Geology Assistant
  • Assistant Professor of Geology
  • Geology Term Instructor
  • Geology Professor
  • Part-Time Geology Instructor
  • Business Development Manager
  • Senior Geologists
Top Cities for Geology
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC
Top States for Geology
  • Georgia
  • Washington
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Nevada
Common Geology Degree Program Names
  • BS in Environmental Sciences
  • AA in Geography
  • BA In Geography
  • MA in Geography
  • PhD in Geography
  • BA in Forestry and Wildlands Management
  • BA in Natural Resources Conservation
  • BA in Natural Resources Management
  • BA in GIS
  • MA in GIS
Common Geology Course Titles
  • Environmental Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology
  • Earth Materials
  • Wetland Ecosystems
  • Glacial Geology
  • Geological Problems
  • Geochemistry
  • Petrology
  • Mathematic/Computer Geology

Geology Programs by State & City