If you’ve been a citizen of Louisiana or Texas for a couple of decades or more, then you’ve experienced, first-hand, how drastically the oilfield can affect the economy; and, most likely, your individual circumstances.
As an Engineer, you are expected to thrive inside of complex problem solving.
Yet, most engineers are not taught or known for their creativity and innovation skills.
Engineering has always been a fairly "technological" space.
But as technology is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, engineers are being forced to evolve themselves.
No industry, much like all species of this world, is immune to adaptation.
Sticking with the old, out-dated ways of doing things will leave you left in the dust and thus decomposing to just another bankrupt, fossil fuel.