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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in MA

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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Wood Hole Oceanal Graphics Institution Inc
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Scia, LLC
Socio-Cltral Intllgence Analis
Greater Lowell Technical High School
GREATER LOWELL REGIONAL VOCATI
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical School District
Northeast Metropolitan
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical School District
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School District
GNB Voc-Tech
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc.
Springfield Public Schools
Putnam Vocational Technical
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mit Geology
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Boston Public Schools
Madison Park Technical
Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District
MINUTEMAN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School District
Bristol-Plymouth Vocational
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Comm Mass Dept of Envrnmtl
Indigo Agriculture, Inc.
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School Parent Advisory Council Incorporated
Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School District
Essex Technical High School
Environmental Protection Agency
Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School District
Blue Hills Regional
Tri County Region Vocational Technical School (inc)
Tri County Regional
Lawrence School District
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South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School
JOSEPH P KEEFE, TECHNICAL HIGH
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The Cadmus Group LLC
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical Schools
Pathfinder Regional
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Whittier Regional Vocational
Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District
Triumvirate Environmental, Inc
Vertex Engineering Services, Inc.
Vertex Insurance Services
Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School District
South Shore Vocational Technical High School
So Shore Vocational
Franklin County Technical School District
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Dep East Regional Office
Franklin County Technical School
Fcts
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School District
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Woods Hole Cstl Mar Scence Ctr
Town of Chelmsford
Usepa
Boston Public Schools
Young Achievers Science
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc.
MASS AUDUBON
Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical School District
Upper Cape Cod Vctnal Tchnical
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
Cape Cod Region Vocational
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Nashoba Valley School District
NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School
Woodard & Curran, Inc.
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