Career Outlook for Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Also known as:  Hydrotreater Operator, Oil Gauger, Oil Pipeline Dispatcher, Oil Pipeline Operator, Oil Refiner, Petroleum Plant Operator, Petroleum Refinery Control Panel Operator, Petroleum Refinery Operator, Petroleum Refining Equipment Operator
The overall job outlook for Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, or Gauger careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 1.30 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.22 percent per year. Demand for Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers is expected to go down, with an expected -2,850 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 0.83 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in the following states
Texas 13,260
Louisiana 6,610
California 5,270
Oklahoma 1,830
Pennsylvania 1,590
New Jersey 1,110
Kansas 1,090
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
Puerto Rico 30
Nebraska 40
South Dakota 40
Idaho 50
West Virginia 80
Nevada 80
South Carolina 90
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