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

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(2012-2022)
Projected Job Openings
(2012-2022)
90% 53-7073.00 Wellhead Pumpers  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,000
94% 47-5013.00 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining   Green Occupation Green  Faster than average   Faster than average 36,400
90% 47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas  Faster than average   Faster than average 27,900
96% 47-5012.00 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas  Faster than average   Faster than average 15,400
100% 47-5061.00 Roof Bolters, Mining  Decline   Decline 1,800
76% 47-5051.00 Rock Splitters, Quarry  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,400
18% 49-9096.00 Riggers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 7,200
50% 53-7072.00 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers  Average   Average 6,000
20% 51-8093.00 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Decline   Decline 15,500
67% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 19,600
86% 47-5049.00 Mining Machine Operators, All Other  Slower than average   Slower than average 600
43% 17-2151.00 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers  Average   Average 3,000
100% 53-7111.00 Mine Shuttle Car Operators  Decline   Decline 800
87% 47-5042.00 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,500
86% 53-7033.00 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining  Little or no change   Little or no change 300
12% 53-7041.00 Hoist and Winch Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,000
87% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers  Faster than average   Faster than average 11,400
32% 19-2042.00 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Green Occupation  Faster than average   Faster than average 17,300
52% 19-4041.00 * Geological and Petroleum Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 8,100
  19-4041.01 Geophysical Data Technicians Green Occupation    
  19-4041.02 Geological Sample Test Technicians Green Occupation    
12% 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators  Decline   Decline 4,700
24% 53-7071.00 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators  Decline   Decline 1,700
84% 47-5099.00 Extraction Workers, All Other  Average   Average 2,700
43% 47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,100
28% 53-7032.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators  Faster than average   Faster than average 12,300
38% 47-5021.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas  Faster than average   Faster than average 9,000
49% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators  Average   Average 400
98% 47-5011.00 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas  Faster than average   Faster than average 13,500
16% 51-9021.00 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 8,500
11% 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators  Faster than average   Faster than average 22,400
95% 47-5041.00 Continuous Mining Machine Operators Green Occupation  Little or no change   Little or no change 2,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2012-2022 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.