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

Industry info from BLS
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Sort by:  Employed by this Industry  Code Occupation Projected Growth
(2019-2029)
Projected Job Openings
(2019-2029)
10% 51-8092.00 Gas Plant Operators  Decline   Decline 1,300
10% 49-9096.00 Riggers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook    Faster than average   Faster than average 2,100
13% 51-9021.00 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders  Decline   Decline 3,300
14% 51-8099.00 * Plant and System Operators, All Other  Little or no change   Little or no change 1,200
  51-8099.01 Biofuels Processing Technicians    
17% 51-8093.00 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers  Decline   Decline 3,800
21% 19-2042.00 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 3,000
21% Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas; and Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,000
  47-5023.00 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Bright Outlook    
  47-5032.00 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Bright Outlook    
27% 47-5022.00 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining  Average   Average 5,100
29% 53-7072.00 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,200
33% Geological and Hydrologic Technicians  Faster than average   Faster than average 1,600
  19-4043.00 Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians Bright Outlook    
  19-4044.00 Hydrologic Technicians Bright Outlook    
37% 53-7031.00 Dredge Operators Bright Outlook  Faster than average   Faster than average 200
44% 17-2151.00 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers  Average   Average 400
49% 17-2171.00 Petroleum Engineers  Average   Average 2,100
70% 47-5081.00 Helpers--Extraction Workers Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,400
83% Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 1,800
  47-5049.00 Underground Mining Machine Operators, All Other Bright Outlook    
  47-5099.00 Extraction Workers, All Other Bright Outlook    
84% 47-5051.00 Rock Splitters, Quarry  Average   Average 600
85% 47-5044.00 Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining  Decline   Decline 400
85% 47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,800
87% 47-5013.00 Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 8,100
91% 53-7073.00 Wellhead Pumpers  Average   Average 1,500
93% 47-5012.00 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 3,400
95% 47-5043.00 Roof Bolters, Mining  Decline   Decline 300
96% 47-5041.00 Continuous Mining Machine Operators  Slower than average   Slower than average 1,700
97% 47-5011.00 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Bright Outlook  Much faster than average   Much faster than average 2,000

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2019-2029 employment projections. "Projected Growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period 2019-2029 for the US nationwide. "Projected Job Openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.