Petroleum Engineers (17-2171)
Occupation description: Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.
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Employment and Job Openings  (click here for the 10-year forecast)
|Employment||Average annual openings|
|2018 estimate||2028 projection||Percent change||Labor force exits||Occupation transfers||Total|
- Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Balance of State||72.12||39.77||48.48||65.71||82.70||*|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.