Oil & Natural Gas Fueling the American Workforce

The U.S. Shale Revolution and its abundant production (in Pennsylvania and nationally) has and will continue to advance the journey toward energy independence, to save households thousands of dollars in energy prices, reduce emissions, and provide jobs to a growing workforce. All of these factors help facilitate a healthy economy and a secure future, which most Americans can get behind.

According to a 2018 report done by American Petroleum Insitute (API), the natural gas and oil industry is a major source of job opportunities in the United States. API explains that the industry currently supports more than 10.3 million U.S. jobs and an IHS report projects 1.9 million direct job opportunities will be available through 2035. Of those, nearly one million jobs can are characterized as semi-skilled and skilled craft trade positions.

Building off of that, the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program’s (OOGEEP) and the API, via their Oil & Gas Workforce website, teamed up to highlight career opportunities available in the industry using an in-depth video campaign.

OOGEEP compiled a list of 75+ oil and gas related career opportunities along with descriptions, minimum education requirements, and available educational / training programs. This multi-year video project provides insight into the day-to-day work that can be expected for each position. You can expect to see a video highlighted each Wednesday on our Twitter and LinkedIn, dubbing it #WorkforceWednesday.

‘Career Guides’ are available both from OOGEEP & API.

For additional resources in finding a career in the industry, read more at www.oilgasworkforce.org

SOURCES: OOGEEP, API, EIA, IHS, EID, CEA

 

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Kelsey Mulac

Kelsey was raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania and attended The Pennsylvania State University where she earned a degree in Communications. Kelsey works as the External Affairs Coordinator at Cabot where she manages external communications, including social media and community outreach projects. Prior to starting her full-time position, Kelsey worked as a summer intern for Cabot while attending Penn State.

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