Mining (except Oil and Gas)

OJT for Mining (except Oil and Gas): NAICS 212

The Mining (except Oil and Gas) subsector is part of the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.

The Mining (except Oil and Gas) subsector includes the following industries:

  • Coal Mining
  • Metal Ore Mining
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. 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 Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 17.7 10.5 -6.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 12.5 7.4 -6.1 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Continuous mining machine operators 10.3 6.1 -5.7 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 10.1 6.0 -6.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 7.1 4.2 -5.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 6.5 3.9 -6.0 High school diploma or equivalent None
Mine cutting and channeling machine operators 5.2 3.1 -5.8 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 4.6 2.7 -5.6 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Electricians 4.0 2.4 -5.6 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Maintenance and repair workers, general 4.0 2.4 -5.8 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. 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 Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Financial managers 0.3 0.2 3.4 Bachelor’s degree None
Materials engineers 0.2 0.1 -4.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians 0.2 0.1 -4.9 Associate’s degree None
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 0.1 0.0 -4.9 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 0.2 0.1 -5.0 High school diploma or equivalent Apprenticeship
Civil engineering technicians 0.1 0.0 -5.0 Associate’s degree None
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 0.4 0.2 -5.1 Bachelor’s degree None
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 0.2 0.1 -5.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Tire repairers and changers 0.1 0.0 -5.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Training and development specialists 0.2 0.1 -5.2 Bachelor’s degree None

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