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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in AK

Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future. Most geoscientists split their time between working in offices and laboratories, and working outdoors. Doing research and investigations outdoors is commonly called fieldwork and can require extensive travel to remote locations and irregular working hours. Most geoscientist jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree. In several states, geoscientists may need a license to offer their services to the public. The median annual wage for geoscientists was $90,890 in May 2012. Employment of geoscientists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geoscientists in the future.

Geoscientists

Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future. They Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists. Most geoscientists split their time between working indoors in offices and laboratories, and working outdoors. Doing research and investigations outdoors is commonly called fieldwork and can require irregular working hours and extensive travel to remote locations. Geoscientists need at least a bachelor’s degree for most entry-level positions. However, some workers begin their careers as geoscientists with a master’s degree. The median annual wage for geoscientists was $89,850 in May 2017. Employment of geoscientists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geoscientists in the future.

Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Geological and petroleum technicians assist scientists or engineers in the use of electronic, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential resources such as metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum deposits. Geological and petroleum technicians typically need an associate’s degree or 2 years of postsecondary training in applied science or a science-related technology. Some jobs may require a bachelor’s degree. Geological and petroleum technicians also receive on-the-job training. The median annual wage for geological and petroleum technicians was $54,190 in May 2017. Employment of geological and petroleum technicians is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for natural gas is expected to increase demand for geological exploration and extraction in the future.

Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

Mining and geological engineers design mines to safely and efficiently remove minerals such as coal and metals for use in manufacturing and utilities. Many mining and geological engineers work where mining operations are located, such as mineral mines or sand-and-gravel quarries, in remote areas or near cities and towns. Others work in offices or onsite for oil and gas extraction firms or engineering services firms. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited engineering program is required to become a mining or geological engineer. The median annual wage for mining and geological engineers was $94,240 in May 2017. Employment of mining and geological engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth for mining and geological engineers will be driven by demand for mining operations. In addition, as companies look for ways to cut costs, they are expected to contract more services with engineering services firms, rather than employ engineers directly.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Geophysical Institute
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Cost Center Ggwawb0000
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Geophysical Institute
Alaska Clean Seas
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Geophysical Institute
Environmental Compliance Consultants
Ecc
Environmental Protection Agency
Nome School District
Anvil City Science Academy
Anchorage School District
Central Middle School Science
Kapsuun Group, LLC
Slr Consulting
Hoefler Consulting Group
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of Rgnal Exec Alsk Area
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Alaska Science Center
Erm Alaska, Inc.
Erm Alaska
Weston Solutions, Inc.
Environmental Protection Agency
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Kaleidoscope Schl Arts Science
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geological Surveys
Northwest Arctic Borough School District
Alaska Technical Center
Ptp Management, Inc.
Platt Environmental Inc
Taiga Ventures
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Kodiak Nat Wildlife Refuge
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC
Arctos Alaska
Division of Nortech, A
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council
Alaska Community Action On Toxics
Ecology and Environment, Inc.
E & E
Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, Inc
Arctic Research Consortium of The United States Incorporated
ARCUS
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Adviseory Council
Northern Geotechnical Engineering
Terra Firma Testing
Asrc Service Center, LLC
AHTNA ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.
Abr Inc
Environmental Research & Svcs
The Nature Conservancy
Alaska Field Office
61 North Consulting LLC
Lgl Alaska Research Associates, Inc.
Lgl Northwest Research Assoc
Kenai Area Fishermans Coalition
Agnew & Beck Consulting, LLC
Beck
Alaska Conservation Foundation
Chemtrack Alaska, Inc.
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Research & Analysis
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Alaska Volcano Observatory
Alaska Center For The Environment Inc
Center For The Environment
Abr Inc
Alaska Biological Research
Trihydro Corporation
Geo-Watersheds Scientific, LLC
G W Scientific
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