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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in ID

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
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
D E Q
Environmental Protection Agency
Patrick Environmental, Inc.
Joint School District 2
Ada Professional-Technical Ctr
Joint School District 2
Meridian Technical Charter Hig
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Idaho Water Science Center
North Wind, Inc.
Coeur D Alene School District 271
Ramsey Magnet School Science
Independent School District of Boise City
Treasure Vly Math/Science Schl
Aecom Technical Services, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Water Rsrces Dvision-Idaho Dst
Bonneville Joint School District No. 93
District 93 Technical
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Pocatello Regional Office
Bionomics Environmental, Inc.
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts, Inc.
Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association, Inc.
Project Resource Group Ltd Co
P C Enviro Assessment
Regents of The University of Idaho
Idaho Geological Survey
The Nature Conservancy
Nature Conservancy Silver Crek
The Nature Conservancy
Idaho Field Office
The Nature Conservancy
Thousand Springs Preserve
Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc.
Cardno Gs, Inc.
Henry's Lake Foundation, Inc.
The Westmark Group Inc
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Snake River Field Station
Henry's Fork Foundation, Inc.
URS Group, Inc.
URS
Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Idaho Cooperative Fish and
Kellogg Joint School District 391
Canyon Elem Science Magnet S
Kpff, Inc.
Alpine Acquatics Inc
Western Watersheds Project, Inc
E R O Resources Corporation
E R O Resources
Nature's Capital, LLC
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Water Rsrce Division-Idaho Dst
Living Earth LLC
Intermountain Aquatics, Inc.
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Water Rsrces Dvision-Idaho Dst
North Wind, Inc.
Ecosystem Sciences, LLC
Salmon Environmental Services LLC
North Wind Resource Consulting, LLC
Selkirk Environmental Testing Inc
5rmk, Inc.
Das Environmental Expert Usa, Inc.
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