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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in WI

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
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Upper Mdwest Envmtl Scence Ctr
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA
MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (INC)
Bradley Technology High School
University of Wisconsin System
Uw Geology & Geophysics
The Milwaukee Science Education Consortium Inc
MILWAUKEE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Urban Ecology Center, Inc.
Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources
D N R
Kjww Corp.
Air Management Program
Natural Resource Technology, Inc.
Obg
Madison Area Technical College District
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Madison Area Technical College District
Area Technical College
Carmen High School of Science and Technology, Inc.
Eau Claire Area School District
Technology Charter School
School District of Lacrosse
School Technology and Arts I
United States Dept of Geological Survey
National Wildlife Health Ctr
Friends of Crex Inc
County of Eau Claire
Eau Claire City Cnty Hlth Dept
Milwaukee Public Schools
Department of Technology
Cotter Consulting, Inc.
Aecom Technical Services, Inc.
Waukesha County Area Technical College District
Mid-State Technical College (inc)
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Water Resources Division
Presto Geosystems
Madison Area Technical College District
Madison Area Techh-Watertown
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
National Audubon Society, Inc.
Schlitz Audubon Center
Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Kenosha Unified School District 1
Lakeview Technology Academy
White Glove Environmental LLC
Insight Environmental, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy
Wisconsin Field Office
Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises LLC
Otie
Western Technical College
Western WI Tech Inst-Mauston
Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc.
C V T C
Gza Geoenvironmental, Inc.
Es Environmental Solution
Endpoint Solutions Corp.
University of Wisconsin System
Friends of Geology Museum
Lakeshore Technical College
Whitetails Unlimited, Inc.
Quest Civil Engineers, LLC
Quest
Stantec Technology International Inc
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Center For Integrated Data
Cardinal Environmental, Inc.
Institute of Technology and Academics, Inc.
ITA
Trout Unlimited Antigo Chapter
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