The labour market for geoscientists has been influenced by the ever-increasing demand for experts who grapple with timely issues of climate, water, energy, natural resources, soil and the environment. Given the knowledge of chemistry, physics, computer science, etc. they acquired during their studies, geoscientists are widely employable. They may be employed as hydrogeologists and engineering geologists in consulting or engineering firms, in government offices (e.g. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe – Federal Office of Geosciences and Natural Resources), with environmental, water and mining departments, or with regional geological departments. Other areas of employment include natural resource and energy supply, and lastly, environmental protection.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler e.V. (Professional Association of German Geoscientists)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (German Association of Geoscientists)