Job sector: Mining
Mining: Think you can dig it? While this can be one of the toughest jobs on the planet, the pay helps make up the difference. The survey finds that 20 percent of employers in the mining sector have a positive outlook on hiring for the third quarter. If you think a job in mining might be for you, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Jobs in this sector include:
Mining and geological engineers: median salary $86,870.
Geoscientists: median salary $90,890.