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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in KS

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
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 7
Environmental Protection Agency
Salina Public Schools
Salina Area Vctional Technical
Environmental Protection Agency
Cowley College & Area Vocational-Technical School
Post-Secondary Education
Aptim Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
University of Kansas
Kansas Geological Survey
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Board of Education of Kansas City, KS (inc)
Area Vocational Technical Schl
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
Sumner Academy Arts & Science
Flint Hills Technical College
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Kansas Water Sceince Center
Shawnee Mission School District
Broadmoor Technical Center
Unified School District 259
Wichita Pub Technical College
University of Kansas
Department Geology
Topeka Unified School District 501
William Science Fine Art Magne
Geotechnology, Inc.
Ottawa Unified School District 290
Career Technical Educatn Coop
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
Intertech PSI
Unified School District 260
Carlton Math Science Mgnt Schl
Srd Environmental Services Inc
Paragon Geophysical Services Inc.
Unified School District 259
McLean Science & Tech Magnetic
Unified School District No. 480 Foundation
Southwest Kans Technical Schl
SE Kansas Nature Center of Schermerhorn
County of Johnson
Environmental Department
Ramboll Environ US Corporation
RAMBOLL ENVIRON US CORPORATION
Topeka Unified School District 501
Information Technical Dept
Soil Conservation Service USDA
Environmental Advisors & Engineers Inc
Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Unified School District 512
Indian Creek Technology Center
Systech Environmental Corp
Geocore Inc.
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
Hutchinson Usd 308
Vocational Technical Center
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Kansas Cooperative Fish
Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Air & Waste Management Association
Dpra Incorporated
Environmental Protection Agency
The Nature Conservancy
Kansas Chapter
The Nature Conservancy
Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
MEITLER CONSULTING, INC.
KLA Environmental Services Inc
Lockhart Geophysical Company
Fire Consulting & Case Review International Inc
Fcii
Airsource Technologies Inc
Ecology and Environment Inc.
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