CXO

These drones are coming for your jobs

They're in the pipeline

If you have the word roustabout on your resume, you've got some new competition in the job market.

That's because energy companies such as BP are utilizing drones to inspect pipelines and infrastructure, especially in unforgiving environments like the one highlighted here in a company video from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

Judging by the proliferation of UAV services from companies with names like Microdrones.com and Steadicopter.com, this burgeoning industry will soon be booming.

Image: BP Alaska via YouTube

About Jefferson Reid

Jefferson Reid is a writer, author and editor who was worked for NBCUniversal, CBS, AOL, Yahoo! and many others.

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