Career Outlook for Oil and Gas Roustabouts

Also known as:  Oil Field Roustabout, Oil Rig Roughneck, Roustabout, Roustabout Pusher
The overall job outlook for Oil or Gas Roustabout careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 51.43 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 8.57 percent per year. Demand for Oil and Gas Roustabouts is expected to go up, with an expected 8,520 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.18 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Oil and Gas Roustabouts in the following states
Texas 18,670
Oklahoma 4,670
Louisiana 4,010
Colorado 3,190
California 3,000
New Mexico 2,870
Wyoming 2,400
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Oil and Gas Roustabouts
Alabama 40
Florida 40
Montana 110
Kentucky 160
Michigan 260
Ohio 290
Illinois 600