Careers in Geosciences

Geosciences are ranked among the best STEM majors for 2017, including GIS and Cartography at #12, and Geology/Earth Science at #24. The US Department of Labor recognizes geospatial technology as one of the top 3 high growth technologies of the 21st century. GIS and cartography jobs are projected to grow at 29.3% in the next 10 years, much higher than average. The American Geosciences Institute estimated a workforce shortage of 135,000 geoscientists by 2022. In 2015, Geoscientists earned a median salary of $89,700, among the highest paid science occupations. (Data sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, AGI, MSN Money.)

The map below displays the whereabouts of previous Murray State Geosciences students, which is updated periodically to represent new information from our graduates.
(Note to our Alumni: Thank you for representing Murray State Geosciences around the world! If you are not represented on the map or if you have moved, please email your information to Dr. Robin Zhang.)