Depending on the focus of study, careers in Earth Science can include paleontology, seismology, meteorology, oceanography and space science. Nearly any career that focuses on the Earth, its functions or the environment in which it exists falls into the realm of Earth Science.
Earth Science does not just focus on the Earth, but it also focuses on other planets. Studying space allows geoscientists to better understand the Earth's relationship with other planets. Geoscientists are a driving force in helping solve issues with the environment and how it impacts human life. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a median salary of $90,890 a year for geoscientists in 2012.