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Landmen work for oil and gas companies, helping them to explore and secure the rights to drill and extract oil and gas from properties. This is a highly competitive field and landmen with a proven track record of success in right-of-way negotiations have the advantage in the job market. There is no data currently available for total U.S. employment of professional landmen. The American Association of Professional Landmen has more than 16,000 members, as of January 2020, which sheds some light on the size of the field.

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