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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in PA

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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Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22
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Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Darby Creek Valley Association
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Sky Acquisition LLC
Bucks County Technical High School
York County School of Technology Authority
YORK COUNTY SCHOOL OF TECHNOLO
Aptim Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
Eastern Center For Arts & Technology Inc
EASTERN CENTER FOR ARTS & TECH
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Environmental Protection Agency
Waste & Chemicals MGT Div
Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational-Technical School Authority
Wilkes-Barre Area CA
Schuykill Technology Center
STC
Envirobusiness, Inc.
Dauphin County Technical School (inc)
DAUPHIN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOO
Career Institute of Technology
CIT
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Jefferson County-Dubois Area Vocational-Technical School
JEFFERSON COUNTY-DUBOIS AREA V
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Keystone Central Career & Technical Center
Central Mountain High School
Warren County Technical School
Warren Area High School
Monroe Career and Technical Institute
Monroe Career & Tech Inst
Phmc Integrated
Office Information Technology
Safety and Ecology Corporation
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School Authority
BETHLEHEM AREA VOCATIONAL TECH
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Pennsylvania Water Science Ctr
Upper Bucks County Technical School
Erie County Technical School Inc
ERIE COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.
G E S
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Inc
Fallingwater
Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School
City of Pittsburgh
Office of Surface Mining
Berks Career and Technology Center
Berks Career and Technical
Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection
Typographic & Geological Survy
Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
ERM
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Weston Solutions of New York, Inc.
Weston Solutions
Lawrence County Career & Technical Center
Lawrence County Career
Aecom Global II, LLC
Mathematics Science and Technology Community Charter School
MAST COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
Chester County Technical College High School - Brandywine Campus
Forbes Road East Area Vocational-Technical School
Forbes Rd Career Technical Ctr
Lenape Vocational-Technical School
Lenape Technical School
Carbon Career & Technical Institute (ccti)
CARBON CAREER & TECHNICAL INST
The West Side Career and Technology Center
West Side Career Technical Ctr
Berks Career and Technology Center
Berks Career & Techncl
Altchem Environmental Services, Inc.
Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center
Greater Johnstown Vts
School District of The City of Erie
Central Career Technical Schl
Environmental Protection Agency
E P A Region 3
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