This article is from the original version, which appears on the Student Connection Web site, http://students.seg.org

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Who will fill our shoes?” This is a question that all SEG members should be asking themselves. Take a moment to examine Figures 1 and 2, reproduced from SEG's 1999 Salary Survey. Assuming the survey is representative of our membership as a whole, then several trends are definitely alarming:

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In other words, the SEG membership as a whole is advancing in age, and a very large percentage will be retiring in the next few years. On the other hand, relatively few young geoscientists...

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