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Petroleum engineers
Description: Devise methods to improve oil and gas well production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice to achieve economical and satisfactory progress.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year

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There are 42 math topics Petroleum engineers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Powers and Roots
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Linear Systems
Quadratic Equations
Algebraic Representation
Geometry
Basic Terminology
Similarity
Pythagorean Theorem
Constructions
Area
Volume
Transformations
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Functions
Variation
Logarithms
Coordinate Graphing 3D
Advanced Statistics
Non-Linear Systems
Other Topics
Calculus and Higher Math
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Mathematical Modeling