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Industry Careers

Thinking about a career in the oil and natural gas industry?

Thinking about a career in the oil and natural gas industry? Whether you have a high school diploma, possess a college degree or are in the middle of a career transition, America’s oil and natural gas industry needs you. There is no better time to join an America’s oil and natural gas industry than right now. Increasing demand for energy and current employees nearing retirement has created an unprecedented opportunity. One out of four current engineers, geoscientists, multi-skilled maintenance professionals, process and production operators, and health and safety professionals are currently eligible for retirement. There are many opportunities to advance to other exciting, challenging, and responsible positions. America’s oil and natural gas industry needs your skills, your spirit, and your commitment to meet America’s demand for energy.
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    Returning Veterans

    America’s oil and natural gas industry has great opportunities for returning veterans. Companies have an immediate need for entry-level and experienced workers such as welders, engineers, technicians, geologists, electricians, and many other professionals.
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    Oilfield Training Program

    The Oilfield Training Program is a unique educational partnership between America’s oil and natural gas industry and the Carville Job Corps Academy in Carville, Louisiana. The program trains students in the basics of the oil and natural gas industry and prepares them for entry-level positions.
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    Rockies Energy Workforce

    The Rockies Energy Workforce Collaborative is a task force that meets quarterly to identify and link common interests and goals of the energy industry, education, and state workforce systems in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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    Industry Careers Research

    API publishes research on important workforce issues and trends. In 2005, API published a study to identify certain positions which employers anticipated demand would exceed supply. The eight positions were petroleum engineering, geosciences and geophysics, engineering analysts, multi-skilled maintenance crafts, geoscience analysts, process/ production operators, and mechanical engineering.
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    Women of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

    Women of the oil and natural gas industry took their message to Capitol Hill this week when API hosted the inaugural fly-in of the Women in Oil and Natural Gas group in Washington, D.C. During their two days on the Hill, these women shared with senators, representatives and senior staffers their concerns about legislation now being debated that would affect their jobs, their families and their communities. 
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    African Americans of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

    African Americans working for America’s oil and natural gas companies in 10 states went to Capitol Hill in mid-July to meet with policymakers and discuss their concerns on major issues affecting their industry.
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    Hispanics in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

    Hispanics working for America’s oil and natural gas companies in 11 states are on Capitol Hill this week to meet with policymakers and discuss their concerns on major issues affecting their industry.
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