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Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers


Conduct subsurface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes, and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs. Excludes “Petroleum Engineers” (17-2171). 

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Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 1.0%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 3
Median Hourly Click for more information on Median Hourly Wage $43 per hour
Average Annual Click for more information on Average Wage $94,300 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not. 
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