Roustabouts


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
110200
100187
Roustabouts

Roustabouts - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Work for roustabouts is limited to the states that have oil. Most jobs are found in Texas, California, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Wyoming, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Major employers:

  • Gas and oil extraction companies

Outlook

Demand for roustabouts is expected to grow much faster than average. The demand for gas and oil in the US is expected to remain strong. As the US continues to look for ways to decrease dependence on foreign oil, drilling for shale gas has increased. This has produced many jobs.

There is fairly high turnover for roustabouts. Most job openings will result from the need to replace those who leave the occupation.

Roustabouts (CIS 100187)

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Illinois
183
Very small
&
11.5%
5.8%
>>>>
26
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
11
Very small
&
18.2%
5.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Cook County
40
Very small
&
12.5%
5.6%
>>>>
5
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
9.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Du Page County
13
Very small
&
15.4%
5.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
5
Very small
&
20.0%
8.6%
>>>>
0
None
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
13
Very small
&
23.1%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
12
Very small
&
16.7%
3.6%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
7.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
22
Small
&
13.6%
2.4%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
5
Very small
&
0.0%
4.7%
>>>>
0
None
  St Louis-Belleville Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
6.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
8
Very small
&
25.0%
9.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
United States
58,500
Medium
&
25.0%
3.7%
>>>>
8,800
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.