Competent authority Authority
Geoscientist (m/f)
German: Geowissenschaftler/-in

Fields of work

Geoscientists are mainly employed

  • at universities and research institutes
  • at consultancy firms, engineering and architect offices which perform ground investigations
  • in public administration, e.g. in the Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources

They are also employed

  • at raw material extraction and preparation companies
  • at civil engineering companies
  • at water supply companies
  • at waste and recycling businesses

Professional experience

Geoscientists deal with questions relating to all aspects of the Earth system. They investigate the formation and development and the structure and nature of soils, rock, surface water and groundwater. They can work in the areas of science and teaching, but also in raw material extraction, in environmental protection or in providing expert opinions.

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.