Occupation Title: Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
Description: Conduct sub-surface 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.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-2151
Sample Job Titles: Mine Engineer, Mining Engineer, Engineer, Geologist, Planning Engineer, Mine Safety Manager, Project Engineer, Engineering Manager, Mine Engineering Manager, Mine Engineering Superintendent.
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 2,000
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).