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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in KY

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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Energy and Environment Cabinet
Energy and Environment Cabinet
Division Wtr Cnstrction Grants
Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation & Enforcement
Manning Permit
Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation & Enforcement
Department Natural Resources
Fayette County Public Schools
Central KY Technical College
City of Paducah
Environmental Protection
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Northern Kntckytchncal College
University of Kentucky
Geological Survey
Science Hill Independent School District
SCIENCE HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Warren County Public Schools
Warren Co Area Technology Ctr
Henderson County School District
Henderson Co Technology Center
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Owensboro Community and Techni
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Kentucky Water Science Center
Ingram Brothers, LLC
Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Monroe Co Area Technology Ctr
Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation & Enforcement
Division Abandoned Land Mine
Derby City Environmental LLC
B&H Environmental
Copperhead Environmental Consulting
Third Rock Consultants, LLC
Environment and Archaelogy LLC
University of Kentucky
Dept of Geological Sciences
Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation & Enforcement
Danville Independent School District
Central Kentucky Technical
Harlan County Public Schools
Cumberland Valley Technology T
Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Division Environmental Svcs
Micah Group, LLC
Micah Group
Early Environmental Contracting LLC
Energy and Environment Cabinet
Forestry Division
Smith Management Group, Inc.
Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Drain Line Services, Inc
County of Mercer
Technology Department
Marshall County School District
Marshall County Technical Ctr
Envirosystems Inc
Fayette County Public Schools
Southside Technical Center
Pineville Independent School District
Cumberland Technical College
Fayette County Public Schools
Eastside Technical Center
Heritage Environmental Services, LLC
Heritage Remediation Engrg
Howard Engineering & Geology
Floyd County Schools
Floyd Co Technical High Sch
Letcher County Area Technology Center
Kentucky Dept of Technical Education
Carroll County Atc
Inspectionlogic Corporation
Workforce Development Center
Shelby County Technology Ctr
Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Conservation
Interstate Environmental Services, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
Kentucky Field Office
Enviro-Pro, Inc
Kentucky Dept of Technical Education
Laurel County Vocational Schl
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