"Surprisingly": Geology Pays

Posted on 08.23.2015

CNBC.com lists Geologist among the "surprisingly" high paying jobs available. They do note that the highest pay is in the oil and gas business in states like Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Petroleum geologists and related fields are in high demand now as oil prices rise after decades of stagnation. Because of this, companies didn't hire very many geologists for years, so many are reaching retirement age leading to a big demand for trained geologists of many types.