Geochemistry. An instructional program that describes the scientific study of the chemical properties and behavior of the silicates and other substances forming, and formed by geomorphological processes of the earth and other planets. Includes instruction in chemical thermodynamics, equilibria in silicate systems, atomic bonding, isotopic fractionation, geochemical modelling, specimen analysis, and studies of specific organic and inorganic substances.

Employment Options

Occupation Employment Average Wage
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Annual
Avg Openings
Mean Entry Experienced
Natural Sciences Managers 870 890 16 Caution $38.79 $23.87 $46.25
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 160 190 8 Caution $21.20 $15.05 $24.28
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 590 710 29 Good no record