KSL Reports that Petroleum Engineering is Hot

In an article on titled "Engineering Majors Expected to Be Top Earners for the Class of 2015," petroleum engineers led the list with a projected median starting salary of $93,750.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of petroleum engineers is projected to grow 26 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Oil prices will be a major determinant of employment growth, as higher prices lead to increasing complexity of oil companies’ operations, which requires more engineers for each drilling operation."

With oil and gas being such an important part of multiple industries, including transportation, it isn’t surprising that the demand is growing for engineers who design and maintain different methods for extracting that oil and gas from beneath the earth’s surface. See general engineering jobs in Utah.

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