Careers In Mining

16 careers - CopyToday’s world faces complex problems. We all need to work together to manage the Earth’s natural resources wisely. More scientists and engineers will be called upon to find the answers we need, especially in the mining industry since it supplies the world’s mineral products. There are literally hundreds of careers related to mining. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the opportunity to make a difference.


MEC Careers in Mining Videos

Why Mining? [5:18]

Mining professionals talk about their careers, why they love mining and the opportunities in the mining industry. Presented by the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Young Professionals Committee.

Mining Answers [12:08]

Kids have questions about careers in mining. Mining professionals have the answers! In this video, the Minerals Education Coalition brings the kids and miners together to share their information about mining with YOU!

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Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) are used by mining professionals throughout the industry. Listen to these interviews to see how interest in STEM subjects can lead to a rewarding career in the mining industry.






Scott McAnally – Exploration Geologist

Download File | Duration: 10:08 | Size: 23.2 mb

Barb Filas – Mining Engineer

Download File | Duration: 11:12 | Size: 25.6 mb

Jim Gusek – Reclamationist

Download File | Duration: 9:55 | Size: 22.7 mb

Stacy Kramer – Health & Safety

Download File | Duration: 6:33 | Size: 15.0 mb

Bonus! A Conversation with a Reclamationist

Download File | Duration: 12:00 | Size: 27.4 mb

Also find discussions of careers in the mining and minerals industries from Freeport-McMoRan:

STEM Pro Live – Freeport-McMoRan, Miami Mine, CO – April 2015

Mining & Career Bookmarks

esw_bookmarks_all3View the bookmarks below or click here to purchase the bookmark trio.

Exploration/Exploration Geologist

Mining/Mining Engineer

Reclamation/Environmental Engineer

Mining Careers Flyer
List of mining-related careers on one 8 ½ x 11 sheet (geologist, industrial designer, mining engineer, etc).

2008CareersBooklet_Page_01SME Exploring Mining Careers Booklet
A guide for students, parents and teachers to learn more about mining-related careers. Download PDF.

Roles in Mining
View detailed information on many mining-related careers.

Careers In Mining PPT
Download this Power Point presentation to show students descriptions of some of the mining-related careers.

Mining and Mineral Related Job Board is a provider of online recruiting services for mining and mineral related professionals. Take a look at actual mining-related jobs available today!

More Resources


Find more K-12 activities and resources related to careers here.