This WNEP Power to Save Segment takes at opportunities for women in the oil and gas industry. Studies show that diversity in a company is beneficial for many reasons, including diversity of thought. Right now the percentage of women who are employed in the natural gas industry is around 13% – definitely a number with some room for improvement.
This industry and its value chain provide nearly every opportunity for individuals with all types of education and interest. Sure there are heavy equipment operators and rig hands and well tenders which tend to be the jobs most associated when you say “oil and gas” but there’s so much more. Meteorologists, welders, chemical engineers, environmental scientists, accounting specialists, graphic designers, videographers, attorneys, geologists, supply chain experts and measurement specialists are all jobs within this industry.
And the industry is growing – American Petroleum Institute‘s Minority and Female Employment in the Oil & Natural Gas and Petrochemical Industries, 2015-2035 study estimates “Nearly 1.3 million job opportunities by 2025 and close to 1.9 million job opportunities by 2035 in the oil & natural gas and petrochemical industries considering all types of job growth.”
Click below to watch the segment and learn some ways the industry is encouraging individuals from a more diverse background to join our industry.