Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 2. Oil and gas and water transportation occupations by location quotient for selected metropolitan areas, May 2009
Occupation Houston-Sugar Land- Baytown, TX New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

3.91 22.22

Chemical engineers

4.64 2.40

Chemical equipment operators and tenders

3.97 1.50

Chemical plant and system operators

8.89 7.43

Chemical technicians

2.20 1.40

Commercial divers

3.00 (1)

Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

1.56 1.47

Derrick operators, oil and gas

6.13 3.31

Environmental engineers

0.59 0.39

Environmental science and protection technicians, including health

1.46 1.50

Extraction workers, all other

(1) 2.17

Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators

2.33 (1)

Gas plant operators

3.27 (1)

Geological and petroleum technicians

10.18 10.73

Helpers—extraction workers

(1) 0.79

Petroleum engineers

16.40 12.00

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

8.00 10.09

Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers

2.40 (1)

Riggers

3.40 10.50

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

7.30 1.30

Roustabouts, oil and gas

(1) 2.17

Sailors and marine oilers

4.17 21.63

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

6.68 3.25

Ship engineers

3.13 9.25

Wellhead pumpers

(1) 14.75

Footnotes:
(1) Estimate not released

Last Modified Date: October 27, 2010

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