College Graduate Workers in the Mining, Petroleum, and Research Industries

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College graduate workers with their highest degree in the geosciences comprise 23% of the mining industry, 11% of the petroleum industry, and 3% of the basic research industry. If a worker has multiple degrees, only their highest degree (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or professional) is represented in these charts.

Mining Workers, Petroleum Workers and Basic Researchers by field of highest degree. Source: National Science Foundation, National Survey of College Graduates, 2003.