Where Can You Develop a Career in Geophysics?
The oil and gas industry employs about three quarters of the geophysicists in Canada and most are based in Calgary, Alberta. Other Canadian centres for job opportunities include Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Yellowknife, Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, Toronto, Sudbury, Ottawa, Halifax and St. John’s. There are excellent opportunities to travel as many companies have international activities in the United States, South America, Middle East, Europe and Asia.
The entry position in the career of geophysics may be a summer or Co-operative work term job. As geophysicists progress in their careers, most become specialists but some are generalists and some managers or presidents of companies.