Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars in a continuous operation.
- Employment is projected to decline in all sectors except coal mining.
- While many mining jobs can be entered directly from high school, a considerable amount of job training and experience is needed before workers can perform most duties; some employers prefer graduates of high school or postsecondary programs in mining or mine technology.
- Earnings are higher than the average for all industries.
|Personality||I'm hands on|
|Job Outlook||Below Average|
|Education||High School diploma|