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Mining Engineers

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Approximately 8,000 mining and geological engineers are employed in the United States. Nearly 40 percent work in the mining industry itself; the others work for government agencies, engineering consulting firms, and in academia. Mining is conducted in over 25 states, but more than 50 percent of all mining employees work in three states: Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The top states for employment of mining engineers in 2015 were (in descending order) Texas, Colorado, California, Oklahoma, and Nevada.

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