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Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry Code Occupation  Projected Growth
(2014-2024)
Projected Job Openings
(2014-2024)
89% 47-5041.00 Continuous Mining Machine Operators   Green Occupation Green  Decline   Decline 2,400
16% 51-9021.00 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 6,500
98% 47-5011.00 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas  Faster than average   Faster than average 10,300
43% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators  Faster than average   Faster than average 400
35% 47-5021.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,200
25% 53-7032.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators  Average   Average 9,700
45% 47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,900
75% 47-5099.00 Extraction Workers, All Other  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,300
25% 53-7071.00 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,800
14% 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators  Decline   Decline 6,300
57% 19-4041.00 Geological and Petroleum Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,000
  19-4041.01 Geophysical Data Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4041.02 Geological Sample Test Technicians Green Occupation    
28% 19-2042.00 * Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 15,000
81% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,200
15% 53-7041.00 Hoist and Winch Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 900
86% 53-7033.00 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining  Little or no change   Little or no change 600
88% 47-5042.00 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators  Decline   Decline 1,400
97% 53-7111.00 Mine Shuttle Car Operators  Decline   Decline 800
52% 17-2151.00 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers  Average   Average 2,700
81% 47-5049.00 Mining Machine Operators, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 500
61% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,000
25% 51-8093.00 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Slower than average   Slower than average 17,000
11% 51-8099.00 Plant and System Operators, All Other  Decline   Decline 4,500
  51-8099.01 Biofuels Processing Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  51-8099.02 Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  51-8099.03 Biomass Plant Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  51-8099.04 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
47% 53-7072.00 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers  Average   Average 7,800
23% 49-9096.00 Riggers  Faster than average   Faster than average 7,200
81% 47-5051.00 Rock Splitters, Quarry  Average   Average 700
96% 47-5061.00 Roof Bolters, Mining  Decline   Decline 700
94% 47-5012.00 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,000
86% 47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas  Average   Average 21,300
94% 47-5013.00 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining Green Occupation  Average   Average 26,900
90% 53-7073.00 Wellhead Pumpers  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,900

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2014-2024 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.