I have a bachelors in geophysics and am currently deciding between attending a school for a masters in geoscience/geophysics and attending a school for a masters in geotechnical engineering. They are both funded to a degree, with the geoscience masters being extremely well funded versus the engineering programs. What are the potential industry career paths for a masters in geoscience/geophysics? Oil and gas used to be a no brainer but the current job market in oil and the general cyclic boom and bust turns me off from oil and its unpredictable job security. To my knowledge, a degree in geotechnical engineering would have much better job security and would have the potential to go for professional engineering licensure. Would I be correct in assuming that the engineering route would be a safer option, with better job security, job options, and career paths? I have an intense love for geology and geophysics but I actually do not know much about their job applications other than nonrenewables and academia. I'm very interested in the work geotech engineers do as well and have a good idea what kind of work I'll like to specialize in if I decide to go that route.