Petroleum engineers figure out new ways to extract oil and gas from deposits below the earth’s surface. They also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells, like "fracking". This involves the development of machinery that pumps out oil and gas. Petroleum Engineers are paid $130,280 per year, $62.64 per hour. While they have a good payroll, they also don't need on the job training, they don't need work experience from a related occupation, and they only require a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. Most Petroleum Producers prefer a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering, but a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical or chemical engineering would suffice. As of 2012, there are currently 38,500 jobs available. Petroleum engineers generally work in offices or in research laboratories. However, they also must spend time at drilling sites, often for long periods of time. The estimated job outlook is projected to grow 26% between 2012 and 2022 and even more so now, because of the drop in gas prices.
Being a software developer you will need to have the technical creativity required for problem solving. Software developers develop software and systems to automate processes for all types of clients. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, software developers earn $99,000 in 2012, the bottom 10% earn $62,000 and the top 10% earn $148,850. Many larger businesses choose people with technical skill, and majoring in computer science, information systems, computer software and so on will help with enter a career in software development. As an entry you should have at least a Bachelor’s degree. You do not need to have any experience in the career and don't have to have an on-job training. The job outlook is 22% from 2012 to 2022 and the employment change in the same time is 222,600. Many employees work in offices and firms or work with software publishers. Some programmers develop applications that allow people to use specific tasks. Others develop systems that run devices or control networks.
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