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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
I.T. Jobs in Oil and Gas Industry May Offer Best of Both Worlds
IT jobs just aren’t for software companies anymore. If you are an IT professional, you can find careers in many types of industries, including IT jobs in the oil and gas industry. If you are considering moving from a software company to the energy industry, you should prepare yourself for a potential shift in work culture. Whether it is valid or not, software companies have gained a reputation for being casual in dress code, hours, and language. That isn’t to say that the work is lacking or its people are not professional, but acknowledging and adjusting to a different work ...
How to Get Your Foot in the Door With An Entry-Level Oil Industry Job
By Brad Dunleavy In February 2013, I landed an entry-level floorhand position on an oil well service rig in Alberta, Canada. For months, I had searched job sites for entry-level positions, but the only job postings I ever came across were for senior positions or jobs that required a specialized education, such as engineer. I finally succeeded in landing my entry-level oil rig job after spending $3,000 on a course I found through Kijiji while searching for jobs. The course was described in such a way that made it appear to be an oil rig training program. Yet when I ...
Investment In Solar Energy
Kearsarge Energy, a renewable energy project developer and financier, announced the operations of the 4.9-MW Kearsarge Southwick solar project, representing the largest operating SREC II solar PV project in Massachusetts. “This project is a great example of how harnessing solar power can protect the environment, save on energy costs, and create jobs,” said Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson. “Projects like this one in Southwick play a key role in reaching the Baker-Polito Administration’s solar goal of 1600 megawatts by 2020.” Elsewhere, in Mississippi, Mississippi Power, is expanding its renewable generation portfolio with an agreement to team on another ...
Jobs in North Dakota Oil Are Hot But the Dakotas Are Not
For anyone hit by our ailing economy, the prospect of earning a six-figure salary in a North Dakota boomtown might seem irresistible. However, jobs in oil and gas often come at a price, and though one’s first inclination is to follow the money, there are other factors to take into account, especially for those with a family. Here are eight questions you’ll want to consider before you start searching for jobs in oil and gas: 1. How will my spouse react to the idea of moving? If your honey will have to give up a nice job or leave family ...
Professional Help Needed In The Oil Industry
Companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica shales say it's been a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and other professional fields. The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas drilling-industry trade group, released a workforce survey Wednesday of more than 100 of its members. The survey indicates that about half of the industry's new hires in 2012 were equipment operators or work in operations and maintenance. Companies say professional and management jobs are the most difficult to fill. The companies that took part in the survey say they plan to add 4,000 jobs in 2013. CONTINUE READING AT ...
Coal Gaining Ground On Gas In Energy Market
Natural gas faces growing competition from coal and renewable energy sources at a time when its potential demand growth is slowing down, an International Energy Agency official said. “The last large contracts for [LNG] were signed in 2014 just before oil prices collapsed. We believe it is still competitive, but there are risks,” said Laszlo Varro, who heads IEA’s gas, coal and power markets division. “LNG is the only option besides pipelines to transport large amounts of gas from country to country, but it’s very expensive,” Varro said during a June 25 presentation at the Center for Strategic and International ...
Breaking Into Engineering Jobs in Energy: Personal Marketing Tactics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that engineering jobs in energy will see 11% growth through 2016. That number is just part of the whopping 58% projected rise in the oil and gas extraction industry, or 1.5 million new jobs through 2012. With figures like that, you’d think that getting a job in the energy industry would be a breeze. You’d be wrong. Even while advancements in onshore and offshore technology continue to help meet rising consumer demand, and niche sectors can lead to high-paying atomic energy jobs, electrical engineering jobs and more, the best positions are always the hardest ...
Energy Boosting The Job Market
Growth in unconventional oil and natural gas activity is transforming America’s energy future and strengthening its overall economy in terms of jobs, government revenues, and gross domestic product, according to a recent report from IHS. The report, entitled “America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil & Gas Revolution & the US Economy, Vol. 3,” extends on the initial analysis to include the full value-chain associated with the unconventional revolution: from drilling and refining to petrochemical supplies and manufacturing. According to the report: Unconventional oil and gas and energy-related chemicals activity currently support 2.1 million jobs and will support more than ...
Projecting The Future Of Oil And Gas Productivity
With more than 90,000 attendees from more than 120 countries, the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the oil and gas industry. The event provides a valuable platform for energy professionals to exchange ideas and see the latest advancements in offshore technology and resources. Some of the key industry trends and themes that were discussed at this year’s show, which was held from May 4 – 7, include, strategies for minimizing equipment downtime and reducing operating costs. William Madden, Industrial Sales Engineer - Oil and Gas, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, discussed ...