The Life of a Geochemist

By: Neng Thao 9th hour


  • Students learn about chemical elements found in rocks, soils, and water
  • They learn about the distribution and movement of these elements.
  • They also learn how human activities can change the chemistry of soils and water
  • Average salary is $87,601 a year
  • Geochemistry study the Earth
  • Often specialize in a subfield
  • Work in labs or offices
  • Often wear protective gloves, masks, or glasses
  • You learn how human activities can change the chemistry of soils and water
  • Work in research firms

Pros & Cons of this career


  • Chemists work 40 hours a week.
  • Work in an office setting.
  • Average salary of $87,601 a year.


  • Working conditions can include working alone.
  • Work can be challenging.
  • Can face competition for job openings.

What you need to be successful in the career geochemistry

High school classes

  • Pre calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Environmental science
  • Biotechnology

College classes

  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Computer science

More Information

ACS Chemistry for Life

1155 Sixteenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Phone # 1-800-333-9511


275 Mendenhall Laboratory 125 South Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43212

Phone # +1 614-688-7400


Searching For




We are currently looking to add one more person to our team.

In this position you will be often specialized in the study of properties of substances,

subfields and work in labs or offices.

You will often wear protective gloves, masks, or glasses.

You will also learn how to distribute and movements of elements.

To apply you must have a master's degree in chemistry ( a Ph.D. is preferred)

Your average salary is $87,601 -$93,456 a year depending on you experience and degree.

Contact us at (729)-810-7401

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