As the Texas energy industry continues to thrive, there are ample job opportunities for professionals hoping to advance in this lucrative field. In fact, the Houston Chronicle recently reported that growing activity in the Lone Star State's Eagle Ford Shale region is expected to produce 1.3 million jobs in the next seven years.
Gerald Maxwell, an executive at Rosetta Resources, an independent oil and gas company in Houston, shared his thoughts on the subject in an interview with the news outlet, stating the following:
"The market for petroleum engineering is extremely tight. This is the result of a decrease in students entering the degree program after the oil and gas industry 'bust' in the 1980s. There was a literal 'skipped generation' as college students avoided the field due to the perception of lack of opportunity. Petroleum engineering university programs are now growing as the industry has significantly rebounded, but there is a gap in experience levels in the 10- to 20-year range."
Whether you're a recent college graduate or you've been working in the oil and gas industry for years, the fact remains that there are a number of great energy and technology jobs in Houston and other parts of the Lone Star State. If you're a professional hoping to further your career in this exciting field and you're interested in learning more, you should contact Inquest Staffing today. We're an energy and IT staffing agency with a team of experts who can help you secure steady employment at a job that perfectly fits your unique skill set and career goals.