Career Outlook for Oil and Gas Derrick Operators

Also known as:  Derrick Operator, Gas Derrick Operator, Oil Derrick Operator, Rotary Derrick Operator, Well Service Derrick Worker
The overall job outlook for Oil or Gas Derrick Operator careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 21.97 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.66 percent per year. Demand for Oil and Gas Derrick Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 2,370 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.75 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Oil and Gas Derrick Operators in the following states
Texas 6,830
California 2,080
Louisiana 1,310
Oklahoma 950
Wyoming 890
Arkansas 860
New Mexico 770
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Oil and Gas Derrick Operators
Alabama 30
West Virginia 150
Alaska 170
Montana 170
Pennsylvania 180
Ohio 180
Illinois 190