The petrochemical industry uses the chemical components of oil and natural gas as building blocks to create consumer and industrial products we use every day, including plastics, resins, and fibers. Occupations in the segment include, Chemical Engineers and Technicians, Machinery Mechanics, Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers.
Oil and Gas Companies
In the United States, there are thousands of companies that work directly in oil and natural gas operations or that service and supply the industry. In fact, the oil and natural gas industry supports 8% of GDP in the U.S. These companies range from local companies that provide oil and gas services and operations in their area to global manufacturers selling products for oil and gas operations around the world. Types of companies that operate in the oil and gas industry include: manufacturers of equipment, drilling contractors, service companies, engineering companies, and inspection companies. Career opportunities exist within all types of companies in the oil and natural gas industry.