Did you know that Anchorage, Alaska has recently been named one of the top cities for geoscientists in the nation?
Some major factors that contribute to this ranking are high average salaries within the industry (average is over $100k); numerous opportunities for employment in both private and government agencies; and active recruitment of graduates from local universities. This includes recruiting Alaskan students who choose to return to the state after graduating from an out-of-state college.
According to the University of Alaska’s Geology Department chair, students who graduate from the program can look forward to a 100% job placement rate- so college freshmen, take note.
Also, the high costs of living in Alaska’s largest city are often offset by the high median salary- just another perk of being a geoscientist living and working in the 49th State.
Geoscientists are directly involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas.
Within the energy industry, most geologists work either in mineral extraction, petroleum or environmental firms.
With new and continuing exploration and development projects underway all over Alaska, the need for professionals specializing in the geosciences is posed to be a stable and critical force for years to come.
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