Petroleum Engineers

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Occupation Description

Petroleum engineers research plans to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. They also supervise drilling and provide technical advice.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

36410

Job Openings By 2020

11800

Growth Rate

17%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth