Here in Louisiana, we enjoy the benefits of profitable oil and gas industries. Our state's location near the Gulf of Mexico ensures that companies that harvest energy from the sea floor provide good-paying jobs to many Louisianans.
One of the reasons that jobs in the oil and gas industry are so lucrative is because the work is often very dangerous. A recent study conducted by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights just how hazardous the work can be. The CDC compiled reported data taken between 2003 through 2010 and discovered the following trends within the national oil and gas industry: