Careers in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The B.S. program in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences provides exceptional levels of preparation for admission to graduate study and professional graduate programs. Graduates in geosciences, atmospheric sciences and oceanography take positions in all types of employment sectors, such as: Consulting, Geochemistry, Seismology, Climatology, Oceanography, Land Use Planning, Conservation, Meteorology, Hydrology, Geophysics, Environmental Monitoring, High School and College, Teaching, State and Federal Agencies (e.g., NOAA, NASA, USGS, EPA, etc.).

Georgia Tech has the largest voluntary co-op education program in the nation. Participation in co-op or internship programs provides financial support for your studies and invaluable experiences. See

• Georgia Tech ranks first in the nation in terms of the annual percentage return on investment whereby lifetime salary is compared to tuition costs [1].

• The U.S. Department of Labor reports an average range of salaries for Earth and Atmospheric Scientists (geoscientist, atmospheric and space scientists, and hydrologists) of $79,000-93,000. (2-4).

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