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Chemists, Industrial Engineers, and Solar Photovoltaic Installers Among the Best Jobs in Energy, Says New CareerCast.com Report

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemists, Geoscientists, Industrial Engineers, and Wind Turbine Service Technicians are among some of the most promising career opportunities in the energy industry, according to CareerCast's 2013 Jobs Rated report on the energy sector. The energy industry is a universal employer, with career opportunities covering a very diverse spectrum.

There are many obvious job options in energy, ranging from petroleum engineers, derrick operators and oil rig workers in the oil and gas sector, to geoscientists at the major energy companies.  Another boon to energy employment is the growth of renewable energy sources, which are of increasing importance to the industry. New types of jobs, such as wind turbine service technician and solar photovoltaic installer, offer growing opportunities.

But there are many more career paths that cover a wide spectrum of functional skills and abilities. In fact, job seekers with experience, education and competencies not typically associated with the energy industry can still find abundant opportunities in the sector. These careers include Securities, Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents, who trade energy commodities and Marketing Managers, who help energy providers reach potential consumers.

"Fulfilling the world's energy needs is a booming business," says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. "Energy demand in China and India is swelling and fledgling economies are showing an increased demand for electricity, propane, gasoline and other energy sources, which will create many new jobs in the industry."

CareerCast.com's most promising career opportunities in the energy industry include:

Profession

Estimated Median Wage

CHEMIST

$71,770

GEOSCIENTIST

$90,890

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER

$78,860

MARKETING MANAGER     

$119,480

PETROLEUM ENGINEER    

$130,280

PETROLEUM PUMP SYSTEMS OPERATOR, REFINERY OPERATOR AND GAUGER

$61,850

SECURITIES, COMMODITIES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES SALES AGENT

$71,720

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLER

$37,900

WIND TURBINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN

$45,970

About CareerCast.com
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America; job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content; and videos and blogs; and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors.

SOURCE CareerCast.com



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