Science Careers

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Knowledge & Skills Developed:

  • Ability to collect, interpret & classify rock samples & cores
  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Operate laboratory equipment
  • Organize, analyze, & interpret scientific data
  • Population sampling
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Stamina & endurance for field work

Potential Careers:

  • Astronomer
  • Biologist
  • Coal & Diamond Exploration Specialist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Energy Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Geologist
  • Glacial Geologist
  • Global Change Researcher
  • Hydrologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Occupational Health & Safety Officer
  • Oceanographer
  • Paleontologist
  • Pollution Control Technologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Research Scientist
  • Seismic Observer
  • Soil Scientist
  • Volcanologist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations.
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Potential Employers:  

  • Alberta Energy & Utilities Board*
  • Alberta Environment*
  • Albian Sands*
  • Anderson Exploration Ltd.*
  • Applied Geoprocessing Inc.*
  • Canadian Museum of Nature*
  • Conor Pacific Environmental*
  • EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.*
  • Environment Canada*
  • Hydrogeological Consultants Ltd.*
  • Jet Energy Corp.*
  • Luscar-Line Creek Mine*
  • Manalta Coal Ltd.*
  • Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.*
  • Natural Resources Canada*
  • Paramount Resources Ltd.*
  • University of Alberta

*These companies have partnered with our Industrial Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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