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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in the U.S.

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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Central Band of Cherokee
Environmental Protection Agency
US EPA
Ntt Data Consulting, Inc.
Environmental Resources Management - North Central, Inc.
E R M
Geological Survey of Alabama
Environmental Protection Agency
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22
Bucks Cnty Technical High Schl
Global Geophysical Services Inc
Kleinfelder Associates
University of Texas System
Department of Geology
Environmental Protection Agency
E P A
Environmental Protection Agency
E P A Region 4
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Div of Air Pollution
Environmental Protection Agency
US Government
Contract Environmental Services Inc
Ces
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Wood Hole Oceanal Graphics Institution Inc
Environmental Protection Agency
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter Izaak Walton League of America
B-CCIWLA
Tetra Tech Ec, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of Human Resources
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection
Conservation International Foundation
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 7
Environmental Protection Agency
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Region 9
Environmental Protection Agency
Region 8
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection Agency
Connecticut Bureau of Financial and Support Services
Purchasing Warehousing & Dist
Connecticut Bureau of Water Management
Inland Water Resources Div
South Coast Air Quality Management District
A Q M D
PSC Industrial Outsourcing, LP
Hydrochempsc
New York Department of Health
Environmental Lab Approval Pro
Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA
Connecticut Bureau of Financial and Support Services
PSC Industrial Holdings Corp.
Butler Technology & Career Development Schools
Butler Tech Ntural Science Ctr
Salina Public Schools
Salina Area Vctional Technical
Trustees of Dartmouth College
Earth Science Dept
Camden County Technical Schools
CAMDEN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL
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