Job Families

Job FamilyDescriptionTypical EducationTypical Career PathsRoutine Working Conditions
Engineering ProfessionalsWork involves the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and quality control of systems critical to the exploration, production, processing and transportation of oil and gas.Minimum undergraduate degree; many occupations require professional designation.Entry into occupation typically begins at the junior or associate level; upward mobility through intermediate, advanced, team lead, supervisory and management levels. Career paths typically offer people management or technical specialization.Office work;  Geographic Relocation; Remote Locations; Work Mobility.
Geoscience ProfessionalsWork involves applying the knowledge of science to locate and analyze onshore oil and gas reserves.Minimum undergraduate degree; many occupations require professional designation.Entry into occupation typically begins at the junior or associate level; upward mobility into supervisory and management levels.Office work; Geographic Relocation; Remote Locations; Outdoor Work.
Land ProfessionalsWork to obtain mineral right acquisitions, oil and gas leases or contracts. Works with landowners on surface issues such as access, construction, etc.Minimum undergraduate degree; many occupations require professional designation.Entry into occupation typically begins at the junior or associate level; upward mobility into supervisory and management levels.Office work; Geographic Relocation; Work Mobility.