Career Outlook for Petroleum Engineers

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Also known as:
Natural Gas Engineer, Oil Drilling Engineer, Oil Exploration Engineer, Oil Well Engineer, Petroleum Engineer

The overall job outlook for Petroleum Engineer careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 89.58 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.60 percent per year. Demand for Petroleum Engineers is expected to go up, with an expected 6,550 new jobs filled by 2029. This represents an annual increase of 2.61 percent over the next few years. Join our career community today!

TOP STATES

There are currently more Petroleum Engineers in the following states

Texas 15,090
California 2,660
Oklahoma 1,890
Louisiana 1,610
Colorado 1,190
Ohio 860
Pennsylvania 800
BOTTOM STATES

The states below have the least number of filled positions for Petroleum Engineers

Arkansas
40
Indiana
50
Kentucky
60
Alabama
60
Washington
80
Virginia
100
Kansas
120