OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Where are most volcanologists employed?

Category: 
Studying Volcanoes / Volcanology

 

The majority of volcanologists throughout the world are employed either within the university system or by their governments. Typically the university jobs are focused more on research and the government positions more on hazards and monitoring, however, the reality is that there is much overlap in interests and collaboration by both groups. Few corporate positions in volcanology exist because much of the research done on volcanoes is not well suited to making money. The exception to this is in the exploration and development of geothermal areas.