Alaska Oil and Gas Industry Occupations

OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Architectural and Engineering Managers $13,404growth low, openings moderate
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $7,198growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $5,901growth low, openings high
Carpenters $5,666growth low, openings very high
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $5,981growth low, openings low
Chemical Engineers $9,381growth low, openings low
Chemists $7,163growth moderate, openings low
Civil Engineers $9,171growth low, openings very high
Commercial Divers n/agrowth low, openings low
Compliance Officers $6,133growth low, openings moderate
Computer Hardware Engineers $8,873growth low, openings low
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic n/an/a
Construction and Building Inspectors $6,876growth low, openings moderate
Construction Laborers $3,897growth low, openings very high
Construction Managers $10,188growth low, openings high
Crane and Tower Operators $5,698growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance $4,037growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians $7,038growth low, openings low
Electrical Engineers $9,651growth low, openings moderate
Electricians $6,618growth low, openings very high
Electro-Mechanical Technicians n/agrowth low, openings low
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $8,232growth low, openings low
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $6,439growth low, openings high
Engineers, All Other $10,111growth low, openings high
Environmental Engineering Technicians $5,029growth low, openings low
Environmental Engineers $9,842growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health $4,402growth low, openings moderate
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $7,173growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand $4,712growth low, openings moderate
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $5,948growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
General and Operations Managers $8,678growth low, openings very high
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $5,914growth low, openings high
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $9,304growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers $4,363growth low, openings moderate
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $10,289growth low, openings low
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $4,392growth low, openings very high
Hydrologists $7,873growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Industrial Engineering Technicians $7,427growth low, openings low
Industrial Engineers $9,830growth low, openings low
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $5,388growth moderate, openings high
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other $6,036growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $3,040growth low, openings very high
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $4,583growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Machinists $4,283growth moderate, openings moderate
Managers, All Other $8,806growth low, openings very high
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects n/an/a
Materials Engineers n/agrowth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $5,744growth low, openings low
Mechanical Engineers $10,868growth low, openings moderate
Meter Readers, Utilities $5,268growth low, openings low
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $9,718growth low, openings low
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $5,310growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $7,208growth low, openings moderate
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $5,515growth low, openings low
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other $4,030growth low, openings very high
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $5,605growth low, openings very high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Petroleum Engineers $12,221growth low, openings moderate
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $6,257growth low, openings high
Physical Scientists, All Other $7,371growth low, openings low
Physicists n/an/a
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $5,808growth low, openings high
Production Workers, All Other n/agrowth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $6,429growth low, openings moderate
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas $4,194growth low, openings high
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Sailors and Marine Oilers $3,844growth low, openings high
Sales Engineers $8,958growth low, openings low
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers $4,978growth low, openings low
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining $5,921growth low, openings very high
Ship Engineers $5,274growth low, openings moderate
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $3,268growth low, openings high
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $6,173growth low, openings low
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers $8,018growth low, openings low
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders n/agrowth low, openings moderate
Transportation Workers, All Other $3,284growth moderate, openings very high
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $7,631growth low, openings moderate
OccupationAverage monthly wageEmployment outlook
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $4,916growth low, openings high
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $5,799growth low, openings high

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