Alaska Oil and Gas Industry Occupations

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Architectural and Engineering Managers $13,176growth low, openings moderate
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,285growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $6,019growth low, openings high
Carpenters $5,831growth low, openings very high
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,163growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Chemists $6,865growth moderate, openings low
Civil Engineers $10,048growth low, openings very high
Commercial Divers n/agrowth low, openings low
Compliance Officers $6,258growth low, openings moderate
Computer Hardware Engineers $10,594growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Construction and Building Inspectors $7,206growth low, openings moderate
Construction Laborers $4,140growth low, openings very high
Construction Managers $10,651growth low, openings high
Crane and Tower Operators $6,940growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance $4,070growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $6,679growth low, openings low
Electrical Engineers $10,171growth low, openings moderate
Electricians $6,800growth low, openings very high
Electro-Mechanical Technicians n/agrowth low, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $7,890growth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $6,136growth low, openings high
Engineers, All Other $9,287growth low, openings high
Environmental Engineering Technicians $4,963growth low, openings low
Environmental Engineers $10,325growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,552growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $7,230growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand $4,926growth low, openings moderate
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $5,795growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
General and Operations Managers $8,943growth low, openings very high
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $6,135growth low, openings high
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $8,443growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers $5,233growth low, openings moderate
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $9,719growth low, openings low
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $4,457growth low, openings very high
Hydrologists $7,507growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians $7,177growth low, openings low
Industrial Engineers $10,478growth low, openings low
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $5,230growth moderate, openings high
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other $6,408growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $3,073growth low, openings very high
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,395growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Machinists $5,040growth moderate, openings moderate
Managers, All Other $9,143growth low, openings very high
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects n/an/a
Materials Engineers $9,008growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,696growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineers $11,531growth low, openings moderate
Meter Readers, Utilities $5,108growth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,743growth low, openings low
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $5,434growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $7,233growth low, openings moderate
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,554growth low, openings low
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other $4,037growth low, openings very high
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $5,806growth low, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Petroleum Engineers $12,328growth low, openings moderate
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $6,282growth low, openings high
Physical Scientists, All Other $7,436growth low, openings low
Physicists n/an/a
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $5,919growth low, openings high
Production Workers, All Other $6,173growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $5,964growth low, openings moderate
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas $4,973growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Sailors and Marine Oilers $3,980growth low, openings high
Sales Engineers $8,917growth low, openings low
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers $5,319growth low, openings low
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining $5,500growth low, openings very high
Ship Engineers $5,167growth low, openings moderate
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $3,315growth low, openings high
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $6,338growth low, openings low
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers $8,405growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders $2,565growth low, openings moderate
Transportation Workers, All Other $3,346growth moderate, openings very high
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $7,434growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $5,131growth low, openings high
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $5,912growth low, openings high

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