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College of Mines and Earth Sciences


The College of Mines and Earth Sciences’ location in a mineral- and energy-rich geographical area provides a study and research environment that extends far beyond campus boundaries. Because of Utah’s mineral resources, the college is pivotal in developing a region increasingly vital to the nation’s mining and energy future. There is also several companies in Utah and the surrounding states with booming mining operations which means exciting careers!

Your Career Coach

Diane Ward
dward@sa.utah.edu 

Meet with your career coach to discuss anything career-related from career exploration, resumes, cover letters, your job search - we're here to help! For academic advising, including admissions, declaring a major, and class schedules, please contact your academic advisor.

Career Paths and Industries

  • Mining Engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Forensic Meteorology
  • Climatologist
  • Operations Geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Metallurgist
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Operations Engineer

Common Employers

  • Rio Tinto
  • Freeport McMoRan
  • Newmont Mining
  • Utah Department of Natural Resources
  • NOAA
  • NASA
  • NCAR
  • Boart Longyear
  • Barrick Gold
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • TerraTek
  • National Geological Survey
  • Edwards Life Sciences
  • Allegheny Ludlum
  • Kewit
  • Simplot Phosphates

Career Outlook

Major
Degree
U of U Grad Mean
U of U Grad Median
# Rep
National Mean
National Median
Atmospheric Sciences Bachelor's - - 0 $56,720 $57,599
Geological Engineering Bachelor's - - 1 $60,335 $53,136
Geoscience Bachelor's - - 1 $55,534 $57,599
Mining Engineering Bachelor's - - 3 $68,153 $67,740
Last Updated: 12/20/16