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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
(2018-2028)
Projected Job Openings
(2018-2028)
97% 47-5011.00 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,100
97% 47-5041.00 Continuous Mining Machine Operators   Green Occupation Green  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,900
96% 53-7111.00 Mine Shuttle Car Operators  Decline   Decline 100
95% 47-5042.00 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators  Little or no change   Little or no change 600
95% 47-5061.00 Roof Bolters, Mining  Decline   Decline 400
93% 53-7073.00 Wellhead Pumpers  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,700
91% 47-5012.00 * Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,200
88% 47-5013.00 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining Bright Outlook Green Occupation  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,700
85% 47-5099.00 Extraction Workers, All Other Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,000
83% 47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 9,100
82% 47-5051.00 Rock Splitters, Quarry  Average   Average 700
79% 47-5049.00 Mining Machine Operators, All Other  Average   Average 400
75% 53-7033.00 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining  Decline   Decline 300
74% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,600
46% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 2,500
44% 19-4041.00 Geological and Petroleum Technicians Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,800
  19-4041.01 Geophysical Data Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
  19-4041.02 Geological Sample Test Technicians Bright Outlook Green Occupation    
43% 53-7072.00 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
43% 17-2151.00 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers  Slower than average   Slower than average 500
38% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators  Average   Average 200
23% 53-7032.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 6,500
22% 19-2042.00 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Green Occupation  Average   Average 3,600
21% 47-5021.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,900
21% 47-5031.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Average   Average 800
17% 51-8093.00 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Decline   Decline 4,300
14% 51-9021.00 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 3,500
13% 51-8099.00 Plant and System Operators, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,400
  51-8099.01 Biofuels Processing Technicians Green Occupation    
  51-8099.02 Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians Green Occupation    
  51-8099.03 Biomass Plant Technicians Green Occupation    
  51-8099.04 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians Green Occupation    
13% 53-7041.00 Hoist and Winch Operators  Decline   Decline 400
11% 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators  Decline   Decline 1,500
10% 53-7071.00 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators  Decline   Decline 400

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2018-2028 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018-2028). "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.