Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

OJT for Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 21)

The Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas extraction sector is part of the Natural Resources and Mining supersector.

The Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector includes the following industry groups:

The following chart shows the percentage of people that this sector employs, relative to all the other industrial sectors, and the projected growth of this sector through 2024.

This next chart breaks down the sector into its primary industries. It shows the percentage of people that these primary industries employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these industries through 2024.

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this sector through 2024. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Sector, Projected for 2024

Occupation 2024 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2024 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2014-2024) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Roustabouts, oil and gas 70.9 7.7 7.5 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 65.4 7.1 7.4 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 48.7 5.3 16.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 37.9 4.1 11.5 High school diploma or equivalent None
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 33.1 3.6 4.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 29.4 3.2 13 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Petroleum engineers 24.1 2.6 12.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Derrick operators, oil and gas 24 2.6 13.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Helpers–extraction workers 23.4 2.5 12.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 21.8 2.4 32.5 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this sector through 2024. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Sector, Projected thru 2024

Occupation 2024 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2024 Projected Percent of Sector Percent Employment Change (2014-2024) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 0.2 0 36.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Operations research analysts 0.1 0 34.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial machinery mechanics 21.8 2.4 32.5 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Web developers 0.1 0 29.9 Associate’s degree None
Machinists 2.4 0.3 25.9 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Lawyers 2.8 0.3 23.9 Doctoral or professional degree None
Paralegals and legal assistants 0.4 0 23.4 Associate’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.8 0.1 22.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Computer systems analysts 5.4 0.6 21.7 Bachelor’s degree None
Maintenance workers, machinery 6.6 0.7 18.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

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