Texas oil boom laying groundwork for Houston IT jobs

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Texas has long been known for oil, but a recent boom in production appears poised to elevate the state to new heights.

Texas has long been known for oil, but a recent boom in production appears poised to elevate the state to new heights.

As pointed out by a recent article on USA Today, current trends suggest that Texas could soon become one of the world's leading oil producers. This is mostly due to the Eagle Ford Shale, a petrochemical deposit in South Texas, and the Permian Basin, located in West Texas. Through hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," drilling companies have been able to double the state's overall production in as little as two years.

It's no surprise, then, that petrochemical companies in this state are growing rapidly. As a result, there are a number of career opportunities in Houston related to the oil and gas industry.

Many of these jobs do not directly involve drilling work, but are instead much more focused on information technology. Some are being created at petrochemical companies that are seeking to grow their operations more efficiently. Others are popping up as a result of the area's strengthening economy.

According to a post on The Dallas Morning News business blog, the types of popular tech jobs in Texas are changing. While the aerospace and parts manufacturing industries are shrinking slightly, computer systems design jobs are growing more rapidly to compensate. In addition, data analytics and data security jobs are becoming more prevalent.

Those considering some of the many IT jobs in Houston will have plenty to choose from, thanks to favorable economic conditions.

Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as an Oracle Systems Administrator. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.

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