Support Activities for Mining

OJT for Support Activities for Mining: NAICS 213

The Support Activities for Mining subsector is part of the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector.

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
Roustabouts, oil and gas 39.5 11.8 27.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 35.1 10.5 27.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 20.9 6.2 27.2 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 17.5 5.2 27.2 High school diploma or equivalent None
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 15.4 4.6 27.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Derrick operators, oil and gas 11.4 3.4 27.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Helpers–extraction workers 10.6 3.2 27.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
General and operations managers 8.8 2.6 27.2 Unknown Unknown
Industrial machinery mechanics 7.8 2.3 27.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 6.9 2.1 27.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-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
Lawyers 0.3 0.1 43.8 Doctoral or professional degree None
Financial managers 0.9 0.3 39.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 0.2 0.0 39.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.1 0.0 39.9 Bachelor’s degree None
Roustabouts, oil and gas 39.5 11.8 27.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 35.1 10.5 27.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 20.9 6.2 27.2 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers 17.5 5.2 27.2 High school diploma or equivalent None
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 15.4 4.6 27.2 No formal educational credential Moderate-term on-the-job training
Derrick operators, oil and gas 11.4 3.4 27.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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