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Industry and Careers

North Dakota’s energy rankings in the United States (as of 2014):

North Dakota's Rankings in the US


Careers in the energy field:

Energy Workers
  • Approximately 41,000 North Dakota workers have jobs related to the energy industry.
  • Most North Dakota colleges and universities have courses related to careers in energy fields. *See Career Information page for more details.
  • Energy careers are in high-demand. That means that there are more open positions in the field, and it is typically easier to find a job.
    • Many energy careers are high-wage jobs.
      • Annual wages for 2012 averaged between $40,000 to $90,000  (Job Service ND) for machine and equipment operators, technicians, engineers, mechanical maintenance, and instrumentation and control professionals.