Nature of the Industry
Occupations in the Industry
Training & Advancement
Additional Sources of Information
Employment is projected to decline; however, job opportunities should be favorable for construction and extraction, and production workers in coal mining and nonmetallic mineral mining.
While most mining jobs can be entered directly from high school, the increasing sophistication of equipment and machinery requires a higher level of technical skill.
Working conditions can be dangerous.
Earnings are higher than the average for all industries.