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Jobs supported by the oil and natural gas industry are not only well-paying, they are also incredibly diverse. Millions of oil and natural gas workers throughout the country make their living as geoscientists and surveyors identifying new oil and natural gas deposits, as rig operators and environmental specialists helping to extract resources while preserving the land, and as pipefitters and refinery workers bringing resources from the ground into your gas tank. But positions in the oil and natural gas industry go far beyond the "well-to-wheels" lifecycle—they include carpenters, HR professionals, administrative assistants, botanists and more. Industry workers show you what their days look like in the job profiles below.
Chief Materials Scientist, Okla.
Bob Morton, Chief Materials Scientist for ConocoPhillips, works with other scientists and engineers to develop environmentally friendly energy products for the consumer.
Quality Assurance Officer, Alaska
Janet DeCastro works on vessels that deliver crude oil from Alaska to refineries on the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii. Janet assists crew in overseeing the safety of the vessel and its environmental compliance.
District Manager (Retail), Ohio
Katie Bereda is a district manager for Speedway, a division of Marathon. She oversees eight convenience stores in the Dayton, Ohio, area, ensuring a safe and reliable supply of gasoline for her customers.
Environmental Specialist, Colo.
John Suchar is an environmental specialist for Williams' natural gas drilling operations in Parachute, Colorado. He ensures drilling operations leave as little impact as possible on the natural environment.
Planning Team Lead, Colo.
April Mestas coordinates Williams' natural gas drilling operations in Garfield County, Colorado. She works closely with landowners and local business leaders to ensure Williams' operations have a positive impact on the community.
George Laguros, geophysicist for Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas, analyzes seismic data to visualize what's going on deep inside the earth and decide where to drill for oil and natural gas.
Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced drilling engineer, you'll find plenty of oil and natural gas jobs on the sites below. If you're already connected to the oil and natural gas industry, be sure to sign up with Energy Nation, the industry's advocacy network.
Since 1999 Rigzone has connected thousands of industry professionals with jobs around the globe. Featured employers include Anadarko, Chevron and Marathon Oil.
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OilCareers is a recruitment platform for the oil and gas industry. The site features job openings from companies including Baker Hughes and BP in one easy-to-use list.
Oil & Gas Job Search
Jobs listed on this site include rig jobs, refinery jobs and drilling jobs from America and all around the world. Use the site to sign up for job alerts and get tips on your resume.
From oil and gas extraction, exploration and refining, Monster can help you find not just an energy job, but an energy career.
Energy Nation brings together the hard-working people of America’s oil and natural gas industry to make our voices heard by our nation’s policymakers.Join Now
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87% of Voters Know That Energy = Jobs
Voters recognize the energy stimulus.
A recent poll shows that voters understand that developing more of America's energy makes sense for jobs, lower energy costs, government revenue and energy security.
Increased Access to Energy Could Add Jobs
Our industry stands ready to get to work.
A recent study by Wood Mackenzie found that by 2030, nearly 1.4 million new jobs could be added through policies that encourage development of America's oil and natural resources, and facilitate Canadian oil sands production through the development of Keystone XL and other related piplines.
1 Million New Jobs in Ten Years
Are you one in a million?
With increased access to U.S. oil and gas resources we can create 1 million new jobs in the next ten years alone. To put that in perspective, that would provide enough jobs for nearly every citizen of Rhode Island.
Keystone XL Pipeline Could Result in 500,000 U.S. Jobs
More than a pipeline. It's a lifeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline is the largest shovel-ready project in America.The Candian Energy Research Institute predicts that developing Alberta's oil sands could result in 500,000 U.S. jobs by 2035, and TransCanada has said that 20,000 jobs would be created during the Keystone XL construction phase alone.
Shale Gas Employment Contribution
1.6 million jobs by 2035.
The U.S. shale gas industry will continue to be a major generator of jobs, government revenue and economic stimulus for decades to come as production continues to increase. A recent IHS Global Insight study predicted that jobs supported by the shale gas industry are expected to more than double by 2035, from 600,000 in 2010 to 1.6 million by 2035.
Oil and Natural Gas Industry Supports 9.2 Million U.S. Jobs
We are a proven job creator.
America's oil and natural gas industry supports 9.2 million men and women across the United States in a wide range of highly skilled, well-paying professions.
North Dakota Personal Incomes Have Grown 78 Percent
North Dakota's per capita personal income has increased more than 78 percent since 2000, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Thanks to increased energy development in the state, North Dakota has gone from 38th in the nation to 9th in the nation in personal incomes -- in just 10 years!
Safety In the U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Industry
Our top priority.
According to an API report, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry’s workplace safety record measures favorably with the private sector – reflecting the industry’s commitment to providing safe and healthy work environments for its employees. This chart compares the annual rates of injuries/ illnesses, per 100 workers, for the oil and natural gas industry (orange line) to the U.S. private sector as a whole (blue line).