Dramatic demographic shifts in the American oil and gas industry are threatening this sectors’ health like never before. Over the next decade thousands and thousands of baby boomers will leave this workforce; we will soon face shortages of the talented professionals needed to steward the industry through the challenges of making the US more energy self sufficient. And while the writing’s been on the wall for some time, we’ve been bracing for the impact instead of running with the ball.
According to survey results collected for the 2013 Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide produced annually Oil and Gas Job Search, almost half of US oil and gas employers cite “skills shortages” as a significant issue, and yet two-thirds expect to increase hiring in the next 12 months.
Seems like it’s a great time to get in the oil and gas industry