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Dredge and Mining: Career and Education Opportunities in Kansas

Dredge and Mining: The recourses the country needs have to be mined and moved. Dredging and Mining Material Movers make sure that this happens. From dredge operators working to clear the waterways to excavation machine operators, they are working to help capture and control the resources that fuel the country.

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Kansas has a population of 2,818,747, which has grown by 4.85% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunflower State," its capital is Topeka, though its biggest city is Wichita. In 2008, there were a total of 1,875,134 jobs in Kansas. The average annual income was $38,886 in 2008, up from $37,414 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.7% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Approximately 25.8% of Kansas residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Kansas include machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers, mineral wool manufacturing, and medical laboratories. Notable tourist destinations include the Exploration Place, the Indian Center Museum & Gift Shop, and the Great Plains Nature Center.


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CAREERS WITHIN Dredge and Mining

Loading Machine Operator

Loading Machine Operators operate underground loading machines to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttles or mine cars or onto conveyors. Loading Machine Operators need to track and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis. They also need to run the operations of equipment, machinery and systems.