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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in SD

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
Sioux Falls School District No 49-5 Inc
Southeast Technical Institute
Sioux Falls School District No 49-5
Career & Technical Education
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Eros Data Center
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Eros Center
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Dakota Water Science Center
United States Department of Geological Survey
Fugro Geospatial, Inc.
Northwestern Area School District 56 7
Career & Technical Educ
Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Incorporated
Everything Prehistoric
South Dakota Association of Conservations Districts Inc
Northeast Technical High School
Lake Area Multi-Dist Voc Ctr
Quality Services, Inc.
Mines Bookstore South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
The Nature Conservancy
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
South Dakota Association of Conservation
Northeast Technical High School
Northeast Technical High
Ritesman Enterprises Inc.
Aberdeen School District 6-1
Hub Area Technical School
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Water Resources
Black Hills Raptor Center, Inc.
Coteau Environmental
Ear Nose & Throat Consultants
R DH Design Services Ltd
Wasteline, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Museum of Geology
Karley Enterprises, Inc.
Johnson Environmental Concepts
Randall Resource Conservation and Development Association, Inc.
RANDALL RC&D
US Geological Survey
The Nature Conservancy
Ordway
Swo Thpo
Innovative Contractors and Regulatory Services, Inc.
Victory Inc
Wunderlich Consulting Company
C-Lock, Inc.
South Dakota Safety Council
Analytical Geosciences Inc
Sage Project Consultants, LLC
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Yankton Field Research Station
Prairie Hills Audubon Society of South Dakota Inc
Finco - Air Monitoring Division, LLC
Finco AMD
Paha Sapa Consulting LLC
SRK Inc.
Hutchinson Conservation Dept
H2e Incorporated
Sierra Club
Sierra Club S Dakota
Minnehaha Conservation District
Larson Paleontology Unlimited LLC
Bs Bioserv, Inc
Bs Bioserv
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