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Career information and college search tools for petroleum engineers and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Petroleum Engineers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be petroleum engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension4.124.62
Speaking44
Active Listening43.88
Complex Problem Solving3.884.12
Writing3.884.12

Petroleum Engineers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be petroleum engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Written Comprehension4.254.5
Oral Comprehension4.124.38
Oral Expression4.124.5
Inductive Reasoning44.25
Written Expression44.5

Petroleum Engineers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be petroleum engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Engineering and Technology4.786
Mathematics4.255.16
Physics3.934.84
Computers and Electronics3.84.55
Administration and Management3.564.37

Petroleum Engineers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being petroleum engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.685.19
Interacting With Computers4.523.92
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.385.02
Analyzing Data or Information4.345.57
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.274.92

Petroleum Engineers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being petroleum engineers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Analytical Thinking4.51
Cooperation4.32
Dependability4.3
Integrity4.29
Achievement/Effort4.2

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Petroleum Engineers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Petroleum Engineers jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land10,950 $177,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington2,060 $179,520
Midland1,310 $129,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood1,040 $176,250
Oklahoma City940 $121,740
Bakersfield820 $133,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim790 $133,620
Tulsa670 $148,620
San Antonio-New Braunfels550 N/A
Pittsburgh500 $126,380

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to petroleum engineers

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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