Mining and Geological Engineers

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Occupation Description

Mining and geological engineers oversee sub-surface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May designate the ground support systems, processes and equipment to ensure safe, economical and environmentally sound retrieval of materials or underground construction. They can also plan, design, or produce mine safety programs.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

7640

Job Openings By 2020

2000

Growth Rate

9.6%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

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