Become A Coastal Geologist

By : Perla Perez

What do they do?

Coastal Geologist is an important area of Marine geology. An increasing rate of human population has resided along the coastal lines of America thoughout the years. Because of pollution an increase in coastal geology has increased. Coastal geologist construct seawalls, jetties, groins, and bridges to protect the structures located near the coastal lines. They are typically paid $50,000-$150,000 annually.

The Work Place

Coastal Geologist work with coastal engineers and oceanographers to form a management to minimize the conflicts between rapidly increasing coastal development and natural processes. Other than working between offices and laboratories, they work outdoors. Fieldwork requires extensive travel and irregular working hours

What Level of education is required?

The entry level is a bachelor's degree. Take classes from biology, chemistry, physics, and math. Anything that requires the study of earth. Consider classes like The Origin and Evolution of the Marine Environment, Coastal Processes , Long-term Climate and Landscape Change/Laboratory , etc. For more collage classes to be considered go to

Reasons why this career is necessary.

Further understand marine life. How is it that we might know more about the moon than our own ocean.

Coastal Geologists try to find a way to create a mutual relationship with the ocean and sea life.

A way to collect usable water materials and minerals in an environment friendly way.


Helping and cleaning the environment

Helping humans and wildlife co-exist together

Finding natural fossil fuels


Fieldwork consists of different regions around the world. They do research such as marine life and pollution controls.