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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in CO

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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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Region 8
URS Group, Inc.
URS
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Earth Science Research Lab
United States Dept of Geological Survey
National Water Quality Labs
Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Environmental Protection Agency
Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
Tetra Tech Ec, Inc.
National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service
National Geophysical Data Ctr
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Geologic Hazards Team
Cherry Creek School District 5
Career & Technical High School
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Fort Collins Science Center
Boulder Valley School District Re-2
TECHNOLOGY
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Crustal Imaging & Chara
Environmental Protection Agency
Office Enfrcment Cmplance Asrn
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Cost Ctr Cg00 Nat
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Central Minerals & Environ
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Geoscnces Envmtl Chnge SCI Ctr
Toeroek Associates, Inc.
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Riverside Technology, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Energy Resources Team
National Center For Atmospheric Research
Ncar
Aurora Public Schools
Montview Math & Health Science
Denver Public Schools
Denver School of Science
ABT Environmental Research Inc.
ABT Associates
Denver Public Schools
Mathematics and Science Leader
Colorado Springs School District 11
Galileo School Math & Science
Denver Public Schools
Denver Schl Science Tech - Gvr
Pinyon Environmental, Inc.
Pinyon Envmtl Engrg Resources
Lt Environmental, Inc.
L T E
Tasman Geosciences Inc.
Lmci
Swca, Incorporated
Swca Environmental Consultants
Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers, Llc
Walsh Environmental
The Nature Conservancy
Colorado Field Office
Weston Solutions, Inc.
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Cost Ctr Ggcmra
Nft Incorporated
Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical & Environmental Sciences Consultants
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of The Coo-Laboratory
Tricon Geophysics, Inc.
Pueblo School District 70
Pueblo Technical Academy
United States Dept of Geological Survey
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Colorado Water Science Center
The Geological Society of America Inc
Camino Natural Resources, LLC
Tetra Tech Ec, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Usgs Water Resources
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