Extractive metallurgy is concerned with the extraction of metal ores from earth's crust. It relates to the usage of technology of extraction of metals and minerals form metal ores. Metallurgy is one of the ancient practices which involve the study of properties of matter in different forms. It basically involves the structure of materials analyzed in macroscopic forms. It combines the knowledge of applied sciences and chemistry.
M.Eng. or a Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Material engineering or even an accredited BSc degree in Material & mining engineering.
The salary package of the metallurgists could be somewhere around 3 p.a. (Approx).