Occupation Title: Petroleum Engineers
Description: Devise methods to improve oil and gas well production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-2171
Sample Job Titles: Reservoir Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Petroleum Production Engineer, Engineer, Production Engineer, Operations Engineer, Completion Engineer, Completions Engineer, Drilling Manager.
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 11,800
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).