Regionally this industry is growing and going. Every month we are adding new information about the High Skill/High Demand jobs in the Focus On section. This section provides up-to-date information about the companies, jobs, salaries and the educational requirements for the job. Sign up today to receive an email when a new job is added.
Best Career Information. – This quarter, we are highlighting a local company who has gone the extra mile to provide information about their jobs – Nalco. Check out the exciting new opportunities in sales, supply chain, research and development and energy services. Some companies post their jobs on their corporate websites. Be sure to check them out here.
There are many jobs becoming available that require various levels of training. Learning more about these jobs and watching real people doing real jobs is just a click away. careeronestop The Department of Labor has produced an exciting new publication for the workforce of tomorrow. Take a look at where you could be someday. careeronestop.
Career of the Month. – One of the most important roles in refining and petrochemical facilities is the Operator/ Process Technician. According to the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance: “As an operator/process technician, you’ll control, monitor and troubleshoot equipment. Your strong oral and written communication skills will enable you to work effectively in a team environment and update oncoming crews at shift changes, maintain data logs, prepare reports and other materials. You’ll apply your knowledge of math and science to use the latest computer systems to control multi-billion dollar plants.” We are proud to be working with GCPTA to share more information with you. Check the opportunities at www.gcpta.org. If you are interested scroll down to the next section to find out how you can enroll in a program of study near you.
Featured Career in Industry - Across the industry there are many important jobs that we will be highlighting. This month, we are exploring the role of the Petroleum Engineer. To learn more about this job, the Society of Petroleum Engineers has developed a very helpful website for students, teachers and parents. energy4me.
Industry Salaries. In most cases, starting salaries for entry level hands-on jobs in this industry is double minimum wage for the state. As you progress to earn an industry specific certification, the salary increases. Associate degree level technicians and operators appreciate that they are making as much as 5 times minimum wage. Degreed engineers or scientists with experience are earning six figure salaries with bonuses. To begin your career, please review the information about certificates and degrees right below.
Veterans To Energy. Check out a new American Petroleum Institute (API) website that encourages veterans returning to civilian life to consider pursuing an exciting career in the energy industry. www.veteranstoenergy.org, The site includes information on the Energy Industry and has profiles of people who have successfully made the transition.