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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in UT

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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Eagle Environmental, Inc.
The University of Utah
Dept of Geology and Geophysics
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Utah Geological Survey
Jordan School District
Jordan Applied Technology Ctr
The University of Utah
Energy & Geoscience Institute
Applied Geotechnical Engineering Consultants PC
Agec
Swca, Incorporated
Swca Environmental Consultants
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Division Solid Hazardous Waste
Cardno Em-Assist, Inc.
Ecology and Environment Inc.
Ihi Environmental, Inc.
Canyons School District
Canyons Technical Educatn Ctr
United States Dept of Geological Survey
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Utah Friends of Paleontology Gastonia
United States Department of Geological Survey
US Geological Survey
Vista At Entrada School of Performing Arts and Technology
VISTA AT ENTRADA SCHOOL FOR PE
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
United States Dept of Geological Survey
The University of Utah
Academy For Math Engrg Science
Dosecc Exploration Services, LLC
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Bio-West, Inc.
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Canyonlands Field Station
Northern Utah Academy For Math, Engineering, and Science
Nuames Erly College Highschool
Applied Geotechnical Engineering Consultants PC
A G E C-Pplied Gtchnical Engrg
Environmental Health & Safety, University of Utah
University of Utah Environmntl
Aqs, Inc.
Quality Solutions
Montgomery Archaeological Consultants, Inc.
Jordanelle Special Service District
The Nature Conservancy
Utah Field Office
Integral Consulting Inc.
Environmental Abatement, Inc.
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
S U W A
Davinci Academy of Science and The Arts
The Academy For Math Engineering and Science
Cmp Environmental, Inc.
Environmental Health & Lab Div
Beehive Educational Services
BEEHIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Clearstream Environmental Inc
Round River Conservation Studies
Meteorological Solutions Inc.
MSI
Intermountain Paleo-Consulting, LLC
Atc Group Services LLC
Atc Associates
Castle Valley Special Service District
Academy For Math Engineering and Science Foundation
Earthtouch LLC
Brigham Young University
Dept of Geology
R & R Environmental Inc
McCulley Cuppan LLC
Geotechnical Testing Services, Inc.
Geotechnical Drilling Services
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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