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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in VA

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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United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of Human Resources
Icf Resources, L.L.C.
The Nature Conservancy
County of Arlington
Long Branch Nature Center
National Wildlife Federation
Baltimore Shipping Operation
Aecom Technical Services, Inc.
Aecom
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Gemm-Er Geography
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Small & Disadvant
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
National Wildlife Federation Inc
Geotrans, Inc.
Tetra Tech Geo
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Cooperative Research Program
Engineering & Environment, Inc.
Icf Jones & Stokes, Inc
United States Dept of Geological Survey
National Minerals Info Ctr
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Department of Geosciences
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of Surface Water
Loudoun County Public School District
Academy of Science
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chesterfield Technical Center
Independent Project Analysis, Inc.
IPA
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of Chief Oprting Offcer
Research Management Consultants Inc.
Rmci
Wsp Environment & Energy, LLC
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Denq
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of The Director
Ramboll US Corporation
Environ
Arlington Public School
Arlington Science Focus
Loch Harbour Group, Inc.
Project Performance Company LLC
Project Performance Company
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Enterprise Information
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Earth Surface Processes Team
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Eastern Research Laboratory
Norfolk Public Schools
Norfolk Technical Center
Richmond City Public Schools
Richmond Technical Center
Geotechnical Environmental and Testing Solutions, Inc.
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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
School Board of The City of Virginia Beach
Technical & Career Educatn Ctr
Nelson County School District
Technology Department
Healthy Buildings International (va), Inc.
Wise County Public Schools
Wise Cnty Career Technical Ctr
George Mason University
Dept Envmtl Science & Policy
Morton Consulting, LLC
Hgs, LLC
Angler Environmental A RES Co
US Army Corps of Engineers
American Bird Conservancy
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Office of Associate Dir
United States Department of the Army
Dpw-Div of Public Works
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