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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in CA

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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Kleinfelder Associates
Tetra Tech Ec, Inc.
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 9
South Coast Air Quality Management District
A Q M D
Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Employees' Association
Environmental Resolutions, Inc.
Cardno Eri
City of Los Angeles
Public Works Dept
City of San Diego
Garbage & Trash Removal
City of Los Angeles
Beaches & Harbors
United States Dept of Geological Survey
California Water Science Ctr
University of California, San Diego
Institute of Geophysics
City of Pasadena
Street Tree Maintenance
California Divison of Floodplan Management
Hydrology & Flood Operations
Galileo Academy of Science & Technology
San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
Valley Air District
Oakland Unified School District
Oakland Technical High School
Environmental Protection Agency
Bart Oakland Shop Annex
Aecom Global II, LLC
Environmental Protection Agency
Sierra Club
Sierra Club Books
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Earthquake Science Center
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of The Coo-Earth
All Environmental, Inc.
Aei Consultants
Allied Industries Inc.
Allied Environmental Services
Layne Christensen Company
Colog Div
County of Sacramento
Environmental Management Dept
Envent Corporation
Sweetwater Union High School District
Stephen W. Hawkings II Science
County of Los Angeles
Environmental Programs Divsion
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Glendale Regional Office
California Department of Conservation
Division of Mines & Geology
City & County of San Francisco
San Francisco Department Envmt
TRC Solutions, Inc.
Alton Geoscience
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Western Ecological RES Ctr
Campo Band of Missions Indians
Campo Envmtl Protection Agcy
Montebello Unified School District Protective League
Applied Technology Center
L S A Associates, Inc.
L S A
Condor Earth Technologies, Inc.
Los Angeles Unified School District
Westside Science Center
Lennox School District
Lennox Math & Science Academy
Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation
Magnolia Science Academy 4
Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation
Magnolia Science Academy 2
Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation
Magnolia Science Academy 6
Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation
Magnolia Science Academy 3
Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation
Magnolia Science Academy 5
Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation
Magnolia Science Academy 7
Los Angeles Unified School District
Crenshaw Science, Techn
Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation
Magnolia Science Academy - 8 B
Los Angeles Unified School District
Math and Science College Prep
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