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Mining and Geological Engineers
“Underground Success”
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals for use by manufacturing industries and utilities.
Average Pay:     Qualifications: $57,970 - $96,030
The Job
Mining and geological engineers, design open-pit and underground mines, supervise the construction of mine shafts and tunnels in underground operations, and devise methods for transporting minerals to processing plants. Mining engineers are responsible for the safe, economical, and environmentally sound operation of mines.
Work Environment
Mining and geological engineers spend time outdoors at construction sites and oil and gas exploration and production sites, where they monitor or direct operations or solve onsite problems.
College Majors
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor's degree in engineering is required for almost all entry-level engineering jobs.
Personality traits helpful for this career
Engineers should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented. They should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Quick Facts
    Compensation and Outlook
    Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, are expected to have employment growth of 15 percent.Average starting salary offers for graduates of bachelor's degree programs in engineering, according to a July 2009 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Mining and Mineral Engineers earned $64,404
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    Delia
    1/7/2012 8:12:52 AM
    Ah, i see. Well that's not too tircky at all!"
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