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About Energy Careers

Overview

Demand for jobs in the oil and gas industry is expected to grow in the next two decades. Job opportunities in the industry include a wide range of occupations from managerial and professional occupations to skilled blue collar workers in construction, maintenance, transportation and more. On these pages, learn about the types of jobs in the oil and natural gas industry, which occupations expect the most growth in the future, how veterans’ skills match up with the industry, and where to find resources to help you find employment.

Industry Highlights

Industry Highlights

The oil and natural gas industry is a rapidly growing industry with careers that span many fields and levels. In this section, you can learn more about the industry structure, top jobs, and career paths.

Job Demand and Pay

Job Demand and Pay

This section contains more information on the number and location of jobs in the oil and gas industry, where typical salary information can be found, and where future job growth is expected.

Veterans in Industry

Veterans in Industry

The oil and natural gas industry can be a natural fit for veterans looking to pursue meaningful civilian careers by applying the skills developed during military service. This section discusses the technical and operational skills particularly valued by the industry.

Employment Resources

Employment Resources

Veterans who are interested in employment opportunities in the oil and natural gas industry can find in this section information about some of the key resources offered by the industry and by government agencies.