If you have found yourself unemployed and struggling to find work, the oil & gas industry may be the place to go. Did you know that between 2007 and 2012, jobs in the industry grew by 40%, compared to an overall growth of 1% in the private sector? Estimates say that jobs in the oil & gas industry may reach 3.9 million by 2025. Needless to say, this industry offers a level of job security that’s hard to find.
The oil & gas industry has three main areas of employment: drilling, extraction, and support. Each area accounts for thousands of jobs. Support, which includes exploration, excavation, well surveying, casing work, and well construction, is the largest category. All three categories have seen an increase of at least 6,000 jobs since 2007 and are still continuously growing!
In a state like Texas, where the population growth rate is 3.27% (an average higher than the national growth rate), the energy industry is booming and many cities have continuously landed high spots in “Best Places to Live” and similar lists.
For more information on these statistics and the growth potential of the oil & gas industry, check out this article.
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