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Employers of Geology & Earth Science majors in WV

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
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Potesta and Associates Inc
West Virginia Dept of Environmental Protection
Division Mining & Reclamation
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Leetown Science Center
Berkeley County Schools
James Rumsey Technical Inst
Mepco, LLC
Terradon Corporation
Raleigh County School District
Academy Careers and Technology
Alliance Consulting of West Virginia Inc
United States Dept of Geological Survey
Cost Center 2280-Office of
Morris Creek Watershed Association
Raleigh County School District
Raleigh-Boon Technical Center
Aecom Technical Services, Inc.
Earth Tech Remediation Svcs
Allstar Ecology LLC
Marion County Schools
Marion County Technical Center
Techlaw, Inc.
Bbu Services of Wv, LLC
The Conservation Fund A Nonprofit Corporation
Freshwater Institute
United Technical Center
Environmental Protection Agency
Randolph County Schools
Randolph Technical Center
Boone County Schools
Boone Career and Technical Ctr
Mineral County School District
Mineral County Technical Ctr
Enviroprobe Integrated Solutions, Incorporated
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
United States Dept of Geological Survey
West Virginia Wtr Science Ctr
Monongalia School District
Technical Education Center
West Virginia Dept of Environmental Protection
Environmental Enforcement
Team Environmental LLC
Mid Ohio Valley Technical Institute
Friends of Blackwater, Inc.
The Mountain Institute Inc
Alvarez Enterprises, LLC
Crossresolve, LLC
Kemron Environmental Services, Inc.
Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc.
Oglebay Institute
Schrader Envirnmntal Educ Cntr
Environment Mgnt Inc
Environmental Mgmt
Downstream Strategies LLC
Core Environmental Services, Inc.
Friends of The Cheat, Inc.
Spencer Roane Inc
Sugar Rock, Inc.
Simon Environmental LLC
Trout Unlimited, Inc.
Kanawha Valley Trout Unlimited
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Career and Technical
Environmental Reglatory Service Group Inc
Envirnmntal Rglatory Svc Group
Grant Public Service District
United States Dept of Geological Survey
UNITED STATES DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
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