What P.Geo.’s do
As geoscientists, P. Geo.’s study our planet. There are many different activities geoscientists (also known as Earth scientists) undertake and many different types of work they do. It is as varied as the nature of the science itself!
Geoscientists may predict the behaviour and consequences of earthquakes or search for new sources of municipal groundwater or forecast the quantity of gold to be produced over the next 6 months at an underground gold mine.
Read more about the range of work geoscientists undertake here at Earth Sciences Canada.
P. Geo.’s are employed in a range of settings for different types of employers or clients. For example, they work:
as self-employed independent consultants or employees of consulting firms.
- in corporations in the extractive resources sectors-mineral exploration and mining, oil, gas and other energy exploration, development and production, earth materials, water and geothermal.
- for utilities and other essential service providers with responsibility for extensive land-based infrastructure
- as scientists in geological surveys, government departments, First Nations and other public bodies and agencies.
- as faculty at university – training geoscientists and undertaking and supervising scientific research.
- in specialised geoscientific research establishments.
- as scientific advisors and analysts at banks, investments firms, securities traders
- as technical writers and editors
- as columnists, commentators and advisors for the press and other media