1.Mining engineers design, plan, and supervise surface and underground mines to get the minerals economically and safely for further processing or human use.
MINING ENGINEERS DESIGN: Layouts for surface and underground mines. Prepare mine plans. Design blast patterns for rock fragmentation and excavation. Design ventilation systems for underground mines.
Make mining safer for engineers and their equipment.
Optimize mining processes.
Interesting fact: Mining utilizes the world’s largest trucks and excavation equipment.
Abet stands for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
ABET is a non-government program that accredits Engineering schools so that their students could be eligible for legitimate Engineering professions
A school with affiliated with ABET is a must for all legitimate engineering professions.
3. Demand of mining and Geological engineers
There are currently 7,100 Geological Engineers
From 2008 until 2018 there is a 14-19% projected increase of Mining and Geological Engineers.
This career also has one of the highest growths in demand out of all jobs, not just engineering careers.
Getting a job in this field is fairly simple with the right education, and it will become easier as the years go by due to Mining and Geological Engineering’s rapid growth.
4. Salary of mining engineers
Median annual wage is $79,440.
The highest 10 percent earned over $119,300 the lowest 10 percent earned under $48,400, very few are in this low bracket, the ones who are in this bracket are mostly people who just started out and have below average education for this job. middle 50 percent earned between $60,920 and $98,190.
Average starting salary is $64,404, which is one of the highest starting wages among those holding bachelor’s degrees.
5. Educational requirements
A bachelor’s degree in engineering, mining engineering or geological engineering is required for most entry-level mining and