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The Environmental Geology AS degree is a transfer degree offering the foundational skills needed to transfer to a four-year institution or enter into the field of environmental geology as a field or lab technician. Careers in environmental geology with an Associate in Science (AS) degree include lab technicians and construction management. For example, a petroleum lab technician supports geologist and scientist with the exploration of oil and gas resource by analyzing rock samples using analytical equipment. Median pay for geology lab technicians in 2012 was $25 per hour (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Construction management in environmental remediation (environmental cleanup) requires either an Associates or Bachelor’s degree. Median annual salary for construction managers in 2011 was $90,000 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Further, the Environmental Geology AS degree will help you obtain a position working on drill rig installing oil and gas wells or water wells. An AS degree is not required for this but it helps make you more competitive.

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