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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in IL

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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Environmental Resources Management - North Central, Inc.
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Environmental Protection Agency
US Government
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Iepa
City of Chicago School District 299
Bogan Cmpt Technical High Schl
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau Water Permit Section
Proviso Township High Schools District 209
PROVISO MATH AND SCIENCE ACADE
Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy
IMSA
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
State Ntural History Survy Div
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Thornton Fractional High School District 215
Center For SCI & Technology
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Dolton School District 149
Science, Technology, Engineeri
Set Environmental, Inc.
Entact, LLC
City of Chicago School District 299
Brentano Math Science Academy
County of Cook
Conservaton Department
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Mostardi-Platt Associates, Inc
Mostardi Platt Environmental
Environmental Protection Agency
Esis, Inc.
Esis Global Risk Control
City of Chicago School District 299
Dvorak Technology Academy
City of Chicago School District 299
Chicago Math & Science Academy
City of Chicago School District 299
Ace Technical Chrtr High Schl
City of Chicago School District 299
Paul Cuffe Math-Science
City of Chicago School District 299
Lindblom Math Science Academy
City of Chicago School District 299
Von Steuben Metro Science Ctr
Rockford, Board of Education
Rockford Envrnmntl Science
Dupage Area Occupational Education System
Technology Center of Dupage
County of Cook
Administration , Bureau of
Science Applications International Corporation
Customer Sector
Lake County High Schools Technology Campus
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Illinois Iowa Wtr Science Ctr
Congregation of The Resurrection
Gordon Technical High School
Antea Usa, Inc.
North Chicago School District 187
Neal Math Science Academy
City of Chicago School District 299
Gillespie Technology Mag
Et International, Incorporated
Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Manhard Consulting, Ltd.
Manhard Consulting
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The Academy of Communications & Technology Charter School Inc
Act Charter School
The University of Chicago
Geophysical Sciences
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