X
This feature is available to paying subscribers. Click here to learn about our subscription plans.

Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in IA

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.

Displaying 1 - 50 of 215 companies
X
This feature is available to paying subscribers. Click here to learn about our subscription plans.
X
This feature is available to paying subscribers. Click here to learn about our subscription plans.
Company City State
Signature Consultants LLC
The University of Iowa
Geoscience Dept
Izaak Walton League
IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE CHAPTER
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Iowa Water Science Center
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons Inc
Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Erm Midatlantic
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Inc
Izaak Walton League Inc
Des Moines Chapter
Advanced Service Corporation
Advanced Services
Trees Forever, Inc.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Div
The Nature Conservancy
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Protection Div
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
County of Lee
Environmental Services
Groundwater Service & Supply Inc
Gss
Fossil & Prairie Center Foundation.
The Nature Conservancy
Iowa Field Office
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Geological Survey Bureau
Wapsi Valley Archaeology Inc
Inviromental Inhabitate Corp
Comprehensive Emission Services, Inc.
Iowa Environmental Service, Inc
Izaak Walton League of America
Izaak Walton Club House
Ames Environmental Inc
Thompson Environmental Consulting Inc
Iowa City Area Science Center Inc
Heritage Environmental Services, LLC
Antea Usa, Inc.
Friends of The Prairie Learning Center
Friends O Neal Smth Ntnl
Bakker Consulting
County of Jackson
Jackson County Conservation Bd
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Decision Innovation Consultants, LLC
Decision Innovation Solutions
Environet, Inc.
Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Environmental Solutions of Iowa
Soil Conservation District
Natural Rsrces Cnservation Svc
United Services Environmental Inc
Science Center of Iowa Preschl
Boone County Soil & Water Conservation District
Pani Clean Inc
Impact7g, Inc.
Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC
Trileaf Environmental & Property Consultants
Environment Iowa, Inc
Iowa Environmental Council
Dickinson County Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
Project Green, Incorporated
Community Compliance Monitoring Services, L.L.C.
Displaying 1 - 50 of 215 companies
X
This feature is available to paying subscribers. Click here to learn about our subscription plans.