Occupational Outlook


The occupational areas are numerous and the occupational outlook is assessed as high due to the application-oriented, quantitative focus of the program. Applied geoscientists act in the following industries domestic and abroad:

  • Production and processing of raw materials (petroleum, gas, coal, geothermic, ore, noble metals, construction materials and so on)
  • Environmental Protection
  • Engineering offices: civil engineering, especially tunnel construction, dam construction, foundation work of huge buildings
  • Landfill technology
  • New materials (refractories, functional materials, ceramics, glass, etc.)
  • Crystal growing
  • Groundwater protection and analysis
  • Software industry
  • Development, production and distribution of analysis equipment
  • Public administrative, federal state authority as well as municipal facilities
  • Institutes for scientific research and universities
  • Museums