Career Outlook for Petroleum Engineers

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 92.04 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 15.34 percent per year. Demand for Petroleum Engineers is expected to go down, with an expected -2,310 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 1.02 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Petroleum Engineers in the following states
Texas 15,510
Oklahoma 2,840
Louisiana 2,490
California 1,060
Alaska 1,040
Colorado 1,020
Ohio 580
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Petroleum Engineers
Michigan 40
Tennessee 40
South Carolina 40
Massachusetts 40
Arizona 40
Arkansas 50
Illinois 70