Number of petroleum engineers employed in 2006: 17,000
Projected Number of petroleum engineers that will be employed in 2016: 17,765
The numbers of positions for petroleum engineers is expected to increase by 4.5% between 2006 and 2016.
*Some careers have been clustered with closely related occupations for some statistics.
**Employment projections are derived from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Projections and Training Data, 2006-07 Edition