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Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Allan Taylor and James Robert Parish; Foreword by Jeff Fulmer
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816069166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6916-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 06/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 621
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 384

Summary

Today’s fast-expanding energy sector has a tremendous impact on almost every facet of our lives. Energy companies are required to address questions of crucial importance to the economy, and their actions affect foreign policy, our environment, our ability to travel and work, the cost of nearly everything we purchase, and the overall health of our families. Energy-related businesses employ nearly 2.5 million people, or 2% of the entire annual U.S. workforce. Employing workers ranging from manual laborers and research scientists to highly trained technicians and expert businesspeople, the field of energy offers a vast range of career opportunities.

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry profiles 70 careers in all branches and facets of the industry and provides extensive appendixes for further research and job planning. A helpful glossary defines key terms.

Career profiles include:

  • Coal gasification engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrician
  • Engineering technician
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscience technician
  • Line installer and repairer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Oil well driller
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Power plant operator
  • Refinery operator
  • Solar engineer
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

Allan Taylor is a freelance author, editor, indexer, and researcher. He is the associate editor of Facts On File's The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood and the coauthor of Career Opportunities in Writing, and he has created many bibliographic indexes. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

James Robert Parish is a former entertainment reporter, publicist, and book editor. He is the coauthor of Career Opportunities in Writing and the author of numerous biographies and reference books on the entertainment industry, including The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood and numerous titles in the Ferguson Career Biographies series. He lives in Studio City, California.

Jeff Fulmer holds an M.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years, spending the last few years leading a group of U.S. Department of Defense analysts engaged in critical infrastructure protection. He currently resides in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Reviews and Awards

"Recommended."


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