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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in NE

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 Protection Agency
Omaha Public Schools
King Science & Technology
Lincoln Public Schools Inc
Science Focus Program
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
B2 Environmental, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Nebraska Water Science Center
Jacobson Satchell Consultants Inc
Lower Platte South Natural Resource District
Layne Christensen Company
Layne - Western
Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District
Atc Group Services LLC
Atc Associates
Plan B Consultants
Headwaters Corp
Ea Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., Pbc
E A Engineering Science Tech I
The Nature Conservancy
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
RDG Geoscience & Engineering, Inc.
Fyra Engineering, LLC
Fyra Engineering
Little Blue Natural Resources District
Rare Earth Salts Separations and Refining LLC
The Nature Conservancy
Nebraska Field Office
The Flatwater Group Inc
AMI Group, Inc.
A M I
Coranco Great Plains, Inc
Adf Enterprises, LLC
Ecological Solutions
Earth Science Laboratories, Inc.
Ducks Unlimited
Panhandle Geotechnical & Environmental, Inc.
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
The Nature Conservancy
Niobrara Valley Preserve
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
National Audubon Society, Inc.
Audubon Nebraska
Twin Rivers Testing & Environmental, LLC
Lake Superior Consulting, LLC
Titan Environmental
The Nature Conservancy
Nebraska Environmental Trust
National Audubon Society, Inc.
Rowe Sanctuary
Array Environmental
Quality Government Solutions LLC
Nutsch Inc
Nutsch, Melvin Farms
Frontier Environmental Service
Nebraskans For Peace Inc
US Plant Protection Quarantine
Nebraska Environmental Products
Nebraska Air Quality Specialties, LLC
National Air Quality Spc
Platte River Basin Environments, Inc.
Raymond Contracting Inc
Forest Reents Foundation
Stewards of Platte
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