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Associate Degree in Geology


Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health, $85,042.74

Geological and Hydrologic Technicians, $47,923.20

Geology Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers, $63,658.55

Hydrologists, $111,274.24

Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers, $101,134.38

Natural Sciences Managers, $148,280.05

Physical Scientists, All Other, $95,817.41

Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties

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