Careers in Earth System Science & Engineering
Current Job Openings
- American Geophysical Union Job Search: careers.agu.org/jobs
- American Meteorological Society Career Center: www.ametsoc.org/careercenter/index.html
- I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) Current Opportunities: www.imsg.com/index.php/careers/current-opportunities/
- CLIMATE-L community subscribers Climate Change Job Vacancies Update: climate-l.iisd.org/climate-change-job-vacancies-update
Did you know?
According to a recent study, students with degrees in Atmospheric Science have one of the lowest unemployment rates at 1.6%. Geological and Geophysical Engineering is even better at 0%. SOURCE: Yahoo News
AOSS graduates go on to diverse careers in a variety of areas. Employers know that U-M graduates are well-rounded, knowledgeable individuals ready to tackle the tasks before them intelligently.
AOSS students obtain a professional degree that allows them to enter fields such as space engineering, weather forecasting, and analysis of atmospheric information for a broad range of applications including environmental assessment, resource management, and risk assessment. Graduates from the ESSE program have a scientific background that can support careers in primary and secondary education and communication. All of these areas require analytic thinking, the ability to look at problems creatively, and the insight needed to ask the right questions.
Some of the many career options open to you upon graduation with your BSE from AOSS include:
Earth Systems Science & Engineering
- Meteorology and weather forecasting
- Climate research and policy
- Environmental assessment
Space Science & Space Engineering
- Space weather
- Geospace science
- Planetary science
- Mission design
- Scientific instrumentation
- Remote sensing
Blogs and Other Interesting Information
- AGU Blogosphere - A community of Earth and Space Science blogs:
- United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Atmospheric Science Overview from the Sloan Career Conerstone Center
Check out our Job Placement webpage to find out where some of our graduates have found jobs.
Pursuing graduate degrees on the path to your career is recommended for those interested in securing research and/or acadmic positions. Your AOSS faculty advisor is an excellent source of information about degree programs.