Associate Degree in Geology


Geological and petroleum technician, $39,000 Hydrologist, $61,500 Soil Conservationist, $52,480 Geologist, $83,178

*Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

Career Info

An associate of science degree in geology is the foundation for four-year college studies in geography or geology. Advanced degrees often qualify for a career with natural resource companies, environmental companies, government agencies and universities, either doing field work or in laboratories, classrooms or offices.

Potential Careers

  • Geological and petroleum technician
  • Hydrologist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Geologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Volcanologist
  • Water and soil testing engineer
  • Geological engineers
  • Geological Education
  • Science Writing and Editing
  • Environmental Law