Career Outlook for Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators

Also known as:
Drilling Rig Operator, Natural Gas Shothole Driller, Oil Driller, Oil Rig Driller, Oil Well Cable Tool Driller, Oil Well Cable Tool Operator, Oil Well Driller, Prospecting Driller

The overall job outlook for Oil or Gas Rotary Drill Operator careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 12.70 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.79 percent per year. Demand for Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 10,980 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 7.81 percent over the next few years. Join our talent pool and get scouted today!

TOP STATES

There are currently more Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the following states

Texas 5,710
Oklahoma 2,240
California 1,340
New Mexico 970
Louisiana 950
Pennsylvania 640
North Dakota 570
BOTTOM STATES

The states below have the least number of filled positions for Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators

Montana
30
South Carolina
40
Tennessee
60
Georgia
80
Kansas
130
Michigan
160
Virginia
170