Need a job? Think Texas.
- A donut house in Blaine TX is hiring at $18.50 per hour and having trouble.
- If you have a commercial driver’s license, you will be hired at $105,000 to drive an oil rig, no experience necessary and high school diploma optional. An experienced driver starts at $125,000. (I hear the same holds in the shale oil regions of N Dakota and Montana)
- Unemployment rate in Midland is 3% and anybody who wants to work will find a job – all energy related.
The 361 folks also suggest that those who are college-bound think of focusing on math skills, noting this list of starting salaries (from the WSJ) for college grads in various better-paid professions today:
- Petroleum Engineering: $93,500
- Computer Engineering: $71,700
- Chemical Engineering: $67,600
- Computer Science: $64,800
- Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering: $64,400
- Mechanical Engineering: $64,000
- Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering: $63,400
- Management Information Systems/Business: $63,100
- Engineering Technology: $62,200
- Finance: $57,400