Working in Mining and Geological Engineering

by: Matthew H.

What is Mining and Geological Engineering?

A Mining and Geological Engineer is an engineer that designs mines to safely and efficently remove metals and minerals. Most work that these engineers do are in or around mines, but sometimes work in Sand-and-Gravel operations. Mining and Geological Engineers are not the people who actually mine the metals and minerals.

How can I become one?

To become a Mining and Geological Engineer, you need atleast a bachelor's degree in engineering. It is advised to take mathematics and science courses in high school and college if you want to become a Mining and Geological Engineer. You don't need an Engineering License to work as a Mining and Geological Engineer but you can get one later in your career.

Why should I become a Mining and Geological Engineer?

Mining and Geological Engineers help get resources to the world by designing mines. They also get paid about $93,000 annually, which is a little more than the average engineer. Mining and Geological Engineers are an important part of getting the world the resource it needs.

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Last updated September 26, 2017