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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in MN

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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Intermediate District 287
Hennepin Technical Pathways
St. Cloud Area School District
Technical Senior High School
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation (inc)
Intermediate District 287
Assistive Technology Train
Nova Consulting Group, Inc.
Natural Resource Group, LLC
Minnesota Math and Science Academy
Regents of The University of Minnesota
Dept of Geology/Geophysics
Independent School District 197
Moreland Art/Health Science
Environmental Protection Agency
Mid Continent Ecology Div
Antea Usa, Inc.
Antea Group
Antea Usa, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Environmental Tillage Systems
Independent School District 709
Secondary Technical Center
Bahama Consulting Corporation
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Minnesota Water Science Center
US Geological Water Resources
Regents of The University of Minnesota
Minnesota Geological Survey
Merjent, Inc.
Wright Technical Center
School District 0966
Northeast Technical Services, Inc.
The Davinci Academy of Arts and Science
DAVINCI ACADEMY
Ghd Services Inc.
CRA
Art and Science Academy Inc.
Legend Technical Services, Inc.
Carlson Professional Services, Inc.
County of Clay
Highway Dept
Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.
Institute For Environmental Assessment, Inc.
I E A
Math & Science Academy
MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY
Utility Consultants Inc
Uc Labs
U.S. Compliance Corporation
The Nature Conservancy
Minnesota Field Office
Sl-Serco, Inc.
Rochester Math and Science
ROCHESTER MATH AND SCIENCE ACA
Horizon Science Academy Twin Cities
Minnesota Transitions Chtr Sch
MTS Technology High School
West Central Environmental Consultants, Inc.
W C E C
Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
E R M
Cyrus Technology Elementary School
Pladson Environmental Incorporated
Paladin Career and Technical High School
PALADIN ACADEMY
Smartwood
Rainforest Alliance
Minnesota Center For Enviromental Advocacy
MCEA
Brown and Caldwell
Minnesota School of Science
Bluegreen Alliance Foundation
E3 Environmental, LLC
Rareearth, LLC
Rare Earth Naturals
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