Which is more useful, a degree in geology or a degree in petroleum engineering?Watch
What are the job opportunities with Geology? I was going to enter as a mud logger and progress to wellsite geologist. But I'm curious what other job opportunities there are.
Which degree brings greater employment opportunities, petroleum engineering or geology?
Doing a petroleum degree will be very specific for the oil and gas industry and will not train you in all the relevant skills of a geologist which may limit your job prospects in other fields.
I personally would be looking to doing a geology BSc with and MSc in petroleum engineering later, that way you get the cost of both worlds. Having the MSc will also open up a lot more jobs for you as it's starting to look like more and more earth science jobs need them.
I have personally done a geology degree (MSci) and am now working as a marine geophysicist. I like the knowledge that I can do a masters at any point and change career route.