Wellhead Pumpers

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What do they do?

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

Also known as:

Field Operator, Lease Attendant, Lease Operator, Oil Field Operator, Oil Field Pumper, Oilfield Plant Operator, Pumper, Well Field Technician, Well Head Pumper, Well Tender, Wellhead Pumper

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Wellhead Pumpers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -0.7%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,700

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (1.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.9%)
  • Associate's degree (6.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (47.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Wellhead pumpers(1) because we don’t have information for Wellhead Pumpers. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Inspect gas systems or components to identify leaks or other potential hazards.
  • Measure equipment outputs.
  • Calculate weights, volumes or other characteristics of materials.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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