Pumping station operators
Number employed in 2006: 29,000
Percent change in 2016: From -11.9 percent for wellhead pumpers, to -17.5 percent for gas compressor and gas pumping station operators
Education/training: There may not be any formal education requirements for many of these positions, but employees who handle toxic chemicals receive education in safety awareness and procedure.
2006 median salary:From $36,150 for wellhead pumpers, to $45,400 for gas compressor and gas pumping station operators
Job outlook: The need for these workers will decline because of continued productivity increases in the industry.
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