The industries that employed the largest number of mining and geological engineers in 2010 were as follows:
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||28%|
|Metal ore mining||14%|
|Oil and gas extraction||7%|
|Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying||5%|
Nearly all mining and geological engineers worked full time in 2010.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition