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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in RI

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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Company City State
Brown University
Geological Science, Department
Town of Coventry
West Bay Career Technical Ctr
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA
Coventry Public Schools
West Bay Career Technical Ctr
Delaware County Area Vocational Technical Schools
Delaware County Technical
The Public Archaeology Laboratory Inc
P A L
Rhode Island Dept of Environmental Management
Criminal Investigation Office
Save The Bay, Inc.
Sarragansett & Bay Station
Cranston Public Schools
Cranston Career Technical Ctr
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.
Rhode Island Field Services
Ea Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., Pbc
Creative Environment Corp
Arcadis U.S., Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
Rhode Island Field Office
Chariho Regional School District
Chariho Career & Technical Ctr
Davies Career and Technical High School
Davies Career-Tech High School
The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center
Met School
Sage Environmental Inc
Horsley Witten Group, Inc.
Environmental Packaging International Ltd.
Ransom Consulting, Inc.
Clean Water Action Inc
Clean Water Fund
Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC
Accurate Environmental Forecasting Inc
Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc.
Aecom C&E, Inc
Aecom Environment
The Cartcraft Company
Maritime Planning Associates, Inc.
Nathanael Greene Potowomut Academy of Technology and Humanities
Save The Bay, Inc.
Rhode Groundwork Island
KEEP PROVIDENCE BEAUTIFUL
Audubon Society of Rhode Island Inc
Rhode Island Natural History Survey
RINHS
Atc Group Services LLC
A T C Associates
Mason & Associates, Inc.
Lead Safe Inspections & Consul
Environmental Consulting and Management, Inc.
Academy Science Center Inc
Alliance Enviromental Group Inc
Coastalvision, LLC
South Kingstown Land Trust
SOUTH KINGSTOWN LAND TRUST, TH
Natural Resource Services Inc
Aargo Environmental Inc
Cardno Atc
African Alliance of Rhode Island (aari)
Prometheus Inc.
Rhode Island Resource Conservation and Development (RC&d) Area (inc)
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
RI Dem
The Nature Conservancy
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Emery Environmental Associates
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