Oil and gas jobs have grown 40 percent since 2007
The oil and natural gas industry created more than 162,000 jobs from 2007 to 2012 in drilling, extraction and support services, according to a report by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.
Texas now produces more than 74 million barrels of crude a month, about a third of all US production.
Just imagine what it would be like if the gubmint just got the h*** out of the way.
Degrees popular with Texas grads aren't most profitable
take a look at the list of the most profitable bachelor's degrees in Texas.
No. 1 probably won't come as a surprise. It's petroleum engineering, and the 315 college graduates in 2011 earned an average annual starting salary of $84,298, according to the list from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
No. 2 is marine transportation. The 36 graduates in 2011 launched their careers with an average annual salary of $70,454. Even No. 20 on the list — civil engineering — paid its 734 graduates an average of $47,256.