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Daniel Rohling, a 28-year-old reservoir engineer, poses in the lobby of the El Paso building in downtown Houston December 15, 2011. Energy companies are racing to exploit America's vast shale gas and oil fields, the increasing discoveries of which has upended markets and sparked the biggest drilling boom in generations. While Wall Street slashes the kind of banking and trading positions that were once the most coveted for top graduates, energy firms can't hire fast enough for the technical jobs that have been all but overlooked for a generation. Rohling, a Texas A&M University Petroleum Engineering graduate, benefited from the frenzied race for workers caused by the shale oil boom as oil and gas companies look to replace baby boom generation engineers nearing retirement. Picture taken December 15, 2011. To match feature ENERYGY/JOBS REUTERS/Richard J. Carson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)