Education is a big part of any job you may come across. We set out to find what kind of education is required for a geotechnician. Typically, geotechnicians have a bachelor's degree in geology. We also broke down what colleges are the best for obtaining those degrees, and found that geotechnicians have the best luck at Duke University and University of California, Berkeley. For those who would rather stay in your pajamas during the day, we've also identified some online courses that can help in geotechnician education paths.
According to our resume data, most geotechnicians, 45% to be exact, major in geology. Some other common majors for a geotechnician include environmental science and business majors.
We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for geotechnicians. The most common degree for geotechnicians is bachelor's degree. In fact, 64% of geotechnicians earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.
In a lot of cases, a higher education can mean a higher salary or even a better job. That's why we found out the best colleges for geotechnicians. We based this list on these metrics: admissions rate, retention rate, mean earnings of students working, ratio of working vs. non-working students 10 years after admission, average cost of attendance and median debt for graduates.
If those top 10 were a bit out of your price range, you might want to check these schools instead. After factoring in in-state tuition and fees, average cost of attendance, admissions rate, average net price and mean earnings after 6 years, we found that these are the most affordable schools for geotechnicians.
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Some people like a challenge. Well, we challenge you to get into one of these schools. It's not going to be easy. We know this based on these institutions' admissions rates, average SAT scores accepted, median ACT scores accepted and mean earnings of students 6 years after admission.
New Haven, CT
Why make getting a job harder on yourself than it has to be? With these colleges, you're sure to be accepted in no time. We compiled admissions rates, average SAT scores, average ACT scores and average salary of students 6 years after graduation in order to uncover which were the easiest schools to get into.
Wichita Falls, TX
San Francisco, CA
Rohnert Park, CA
Saint Cloud, MN
Sometimes things are just better when you get to stay in your pajamas all day. That includes school. We found some courses from Udemy and Coursera that will help you advance in your career. Since geotechnicians benefit from having skills like construction materials, core samples, and water quality, we found courses that will help you improve these skills.
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