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The biggest obstacle standing between women and gainful employment in the industry is a lack of awareness of the job opportunities and the prospects for career development.
This means that the oil and natural gas industry is strongly positioned to expand its workforce with female employees.
The oil and natural gas industry is growing by leaps and bounds, projected to add 1.3 million jobs by 2025 and close to 1.9 million by 2035. Women are projected to account for 290,000, or 16% of the total, through 2035. Over half of these are estimated to be management positions.
We already know that jobs in the oil and natural gas industry are good-paying jobs with industry salaries averaging over $100,000 - about $50,000 more per year than the national average (based on 2014 data).
The things women are seeking—passion, flexibility, good pay, and opportunity—are the very things that women already in the oil and gas industry say they like about their jobs.
As America continues to surge ahead as a global leader in energy development, there will be ample opportunities for women to revolutionize the oil and natural gas industry workforce like they have already done in so many other sectors of the American business universe.