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An Earth Science degree can be your stepping-stone to a very lucrative, productive, and satisfying career in the earth sciences. But don't take my word for it. Find geology-jobs, and see for yourself.

What's hot these days? Consider a dual-degree or graduate work in the following subjects:

geology (BS) - computer science (BS) Database programming, GIS.
geology (BS) - law degree Work as an environmental lawyer.
geology (BS) - MBA Work through the ranks in a major company like DuPont, Texaco, or Exxon.
geology (BS) - geology (MS, PhD) Be a professor (and we know you want to do that...).
geology (BS) - geology (MS), teaching certificate Teach science in high school or grade school. The US is desperate for good science teachers.
geology (BS) - geology (MS) Work for an environmental consulting firm.

A graduate with a BS in earth science (aka geology) can expect to earn $25,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on where you live. With a MS, you can expect to start at $30,000 to $60,000 per year. Most PhD's go into research positions which pay anywhere from $35,000 to $70,000 per year.

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