The June issue of EOS featured a short article, which summarizes “The Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2014 Report”. This report, although based on a survey in the USA, is really good news for all geoscience students, because it predicts that there will be enough jobs available by the end of the next decades.
Of course it is hard to know how this survey translates to Europe, but given that most of our students easily find jobs today, prospects for the future may not be too bad. Energy and energy supply, raw materials, ores, water, natural hazards and environmental issues will certainly remain at the forefront and all these form part of geosciences.
For those of you who would like to read the full article and maybe even read the full report, here is the link: