Roof Bolters


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
110200
100185
Roof Bolters

Roof Bolters - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Almost all roof bolters work at coal mines. Over half of US coal is produced in three states: Kentucky, Wyoming, and West Virginia.

Major employers:

  • Coal mines

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to decline. This is the result of technological changes in the mining industry. Automation improves productivity but requires fewer workers.

Despite the decline, some openings will occur as workers leave this occupation. Most new openings will be in coal mining.

Roof Bolters (CIS 100185)

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Illinois
246
Very small
&
-12.2%
5.8%
>>>>
25
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
21
Small
&
-14.3%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
21
Very small
&
-14.3%
5.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
5
Very small
&
0.0%
9.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Du Page County
12
Very small
&
-8.3%
5.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
7
Very small
&
-14.3%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
6
Very small
&
0.0%
8.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
28
Small
&
-10.7%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
26
Small
&
-11.5%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
6
Very small
&
-16.7%
7.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
11
Very small
&
-18.2%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
49
Medium
&
-16.3%
2.4%
>>>>
4
Moderate
  Springfield Area
9
Very small
&
-11.1%
4.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
10
Very small
&
-10.0%
6.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
10
Very small
&
-10.0%
9.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
United States
3,300
Very small
&
-15.2%
3.7%
>>>>
300
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.