EFG presents results of its first annual “Geoscientists employment survey”


In 2018, EFG has conducted the first edition of its new annual employment survey which gathers information about the employment situation of geoscientists across Europe and beyond. The aim of the survey is to:

  • Analyse the labour market for geologists in Europe: In which industries do professional geologists work? Are their activities related to their training? Do they exploit job opportunities in other European countries? Which are the prospects for the future?
  • Provide geologists with a better overview of labour opportunities in Europe, helping them to construct their studies and careers,
  • Allow professional associations to offer better services to members, helping them to find jobs,
  • Provide evidence for professional associations to pursue the policy dialogue with universities and education authorities improving the training of geologists.

The survey has been answered by 740 participants in 2018 who provided information about their academic qualifications, current work conditions, professional experience, areas of activities, salaries, and their professional mobility.

Discover now the main results in this two-page report:

The 2019 edition of the employment survey is currently under preparation and will be launched in June.