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Mining and Geological Engineers

Study land for possible mining sites, and determine whether conditions are safe for mining.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$49.06 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  3.9%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
  • Investigate safety of work environment.
  • Review technical documents to plan work.
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Mine Safety Manager

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