Career Outlook for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Also known as:  Crude Tester, Geological Sample Tester, Geophysical Prospector, Magnetometer Operator, Mineral Technologist, Mining Technician, Mud Logger, Petroleum Technician, Seismic Interpreter, Seismic Observer
The overall job outlook for Geological or Petroleum Technician careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 30.04 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.01 percent per year. Demand for Geological and Petroleum Technicians is expected to go up, with an expected 1,850 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.71 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Geological and Petroleum Technicians in the following states
Texas 5,520
Louisiana 1,550
California 1,280
Oklahoma 840
Colorado 660
New York 420
New Jersey 270
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Geological and Petroleum Technicians
South Carolina 30
Arkansas 40
Florida 40
Georgia 40
Hawaii 40
Arizona 50
Virginia 70