In addition to students using the Earth Science minor for middle school science or high school earth science certification, the Earth Science minor can also be used to access employment opportunities in the environmental and geological consulting sector (which is thriving in New Jersey), by providing geological skills beyond those acquired within the Environmental Science & Studies majors, as well as opening doors to studying the geosciences in graduate school.
Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
|Job Title||Salary Range|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||$54,640 - $101,130|
|Surveying and Mapping Technicians||$35,810 - $80,940|
|Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$49,070 - $149,250|
* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).
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