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 positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 45.74 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 7.62 percent per year. Demand for Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 2,300 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.42 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the following states
Texas 7,360
Oklahoma 2,080
Wyoming 1,360
Colorado 1,330
Louisiana 1,100
California 1,060
Pennsylvania 880
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators
Florida 40
Alabama 80
New York 90
Virginia 110
Kentucky 130
Montana 140
Alaska 160
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