There are currently an estimated 7,300 mining and geological engineers in the United States. The mining and geological engineer job market is expected to grow by 8.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are mining and geological engineers?

CareerExplorer rates mining and geological engineers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 6,000 mining and geological engineers. That number is based on 600 additional mining and geological engineers, and the retirement of 5,400 existing mining and geological engineers.

What’s the supply of mining and geological engineers?

Mining and Geological Engineer job market by state

State Name Employed Mining and Geological Engineers
Colorado 620
Texas 580
California 490
Pennsylvania 420
Nevada 400
Arizona 320
Utah 300
West Virginia 280
Oklahoma 260
New Mexico 230
Minnesota 170
Alabama 170
Ohio 160
Wyoming 150
Alaska 150
Kentucky 150
New York 110
Montana 100
Illinois 100
Michigan 90
Washington 90
Virginia 80
Georgia 70
North Dakota 70
Idaho 70
Florida 50
Missouri 50
Indiana 40
North Carolina 40