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Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Save Table: XLSX CSV

Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Employed by this IndustryCodeOccupationProjected Growth (2020-2030)Projected Job Openings (2020-2030)
96%47-5011.00Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
Much faster than average
1,500
95%47-5041.00Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Average
1,900
94%47-5043.00Roof Bolters, Mining
Decline
200
91%47-5012.00Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
2,400
91%47-5044.00Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining
Decline
400
88%53-7073.00Wellhead Pumpers
Average
1,700
85%47-5013.00Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
6,600
84%47-5051.00Rock Splitters, Quarry
Average
600
83%47-5071.00Roustabouts, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
7,200
82% Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other
Faster than average
1,700
63%47-5081.00Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook
Much faster than average
1,900
46%17-2171.00Petroleum Engineers
Average
2,100
42%17-2151.00Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
Slower than average
400
32%47-5022.00Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
Slower than average
5,100
27%53-7031.00Dredge Operators
Average
300
25%53-7072.00Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook
Faster than average
1,400
23% Geological and Hydrologic Technicians
Average
2,300
22% Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas; and Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Average
3,000
16%51-8093.00Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
Average
4,400
16%19-2042.00Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
Average
3,100
13%51-9021.00Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Little or no change
3,500
10%51-8092.00Gas Plant Operators
Decline
1,500

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2020-2030 employment projections. “Projected Growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2020-2030 for the US nationwide. “Projected Job Openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.