This creative job title is given to a statistician who studies information about drilling sites by collecting and analyzing samples of earth found at the work site. In this career, the mudlogger explains what the site is made of by describing the characteristics of the ground and writing a log, or report, to ensure the correct equipment is used for drilling.
Median Salary: $57,909
STEM Type: Investigator
A bachelor’s in geology, engineering, or statistics is required for a career as a mudlogger.
Recommended High School Courses:
Science, biology, math, and computer classes are important for this and other careers that use statistics.