I have seen this major offered at several schools, and it looks interesting. Does anyone know what a mining engineer does day to day and what work conditions are like, etc. also what is the pay like and the major like if anyone knows.
Is there a decent outlook for this profession, both inside and outside the US? I have heard some majors will go and work in a mine then go back to grad school where they basically can write their own ticket. It this career in any way related to geology or geophysics say if you wanted to get a grad degree in those areas?