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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in AL

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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Company City State
Geological Survey of Alabama
Alabama Dept of Environmental Management
Air Division
Alabama Dept of Environmental Management
Ground Water
Alabama Dept of Environmental Management
Alabama Dept of Environmental Management
Water Division
P. E. Lamoreaux & Associates, Inc.
Cmac Environmental Group Inc
Tuscumbia City School District
Deshler Career Technical Ctr
Elmore County School District
Elmore County Technology Ctr
Weston Solutions, Inc.
Lakeshore Environmental Contractors, LLC
Environmental Protection Agency
US Envrnmental Protection Agcy
Spectrum Industrial Services, Inc.
Brown & Fares Industries
United Consulting Group, Ltd.
Aptim Government Solutions, LLC
LMI Consulting, Inc.
Environmental Protection Agency
National A Rdation Environ Lab
Ranger Environmental Services, LLC
Bessemer City Schools
Bessemer Center For Technology
Al School of Math & Science
Specpro Environmental Services, LLC
Auburn University
Department of Geosciences
Geotechnical Engineering Testing, Inc
Pickens Co School District
Ladow Technology Center
Barry A. Vittor & Associates, Inc.
Christian Testing Laboratories, Inc
Geotechnical Engineering
Jefferson County Schools
Shades Vly Technical Acadmeny
Southeastern Pond Management, Inc.
Bhate Geosciences Corporation
Environmental Products & Services of Vermont, Inc.
Alabama Dept of Environmental Management
A D E M
Environmental Products & Services of Vermont, Inc.
Eps of Vermont
Etowah County Schools
Career Technical Center
Tri Rivers Waterway
Ppm Consultants, Inc.
Tricon Environmental, Inc.
Dept of Education Alabama
Weaver, J K Technical Center
Earnest Pruett Center of Technology
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Alabama Office Water Resource
Gse, Inc.
St Clair Co School District
Eden Area Technology Center
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Alabama Water Science Center
Winston County School District
Winston County Technology Ctr
Bhate Geosciences Corporation
Dothan City Schools
Dothan Technology Center
Montrose Air Quality Services, LLC
Anchor Qea, LLC
Bessemer Board of Education
Bessemer Center For Technology
Chambers County School District
Chambers Cnty Career Technical
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