Careers in Energy

The possibilities are endless with a career in the energy industry. All types of skills and interests are needed in a wide range of careers – from engineers to communicators, from geologists to computer specialists. Explore the variety of careers listed below to see a job description, typical duties, skills and education required, and wage information.

List of 25 Energy Careers

Basin Electric linemen take part in live line training Video courtesy of Basin Electric.

Electrical lineworkers have continuous training to handle everyday work and emergencies at great heights. This video, courtesy of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, shows a 2015 training in which a lineworker uses emergency procedures to safely get down from a 345-kv transmission line. This is a “live line” training, which means that the wires still carry electricity. This is also known as the wires still being “energized."


Energy Education in North Dakota

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Marathon Oil Job Profiles


Halliburton Job Profiles

Jack: Job Profile of a Mechanical Technician Video courtesy of Halliburton.
Josh: Job Profile of a Field Engineer Video courtesy of Halliburton.
Julio: Job Profile of a Project Manager Video courtesy of Halliburton.
Maria: Job Profile of a Drilling Consultant Video courtesy of Halliburton.
Lauren: Job Profile of a Logistics Specialist Video courtesy of Halliburton.

Whiting Job Profiles

Whiting: Employee Profiles Video courtesy of Whiting.