The oil industry is in high demand for entry-level workers at the moment despite the economic climate. The majority of the jobs are in the oil production sector which involves the drilling and extracting of oil from underground or underwater reservoirs.
For many the oil industry provides a great opportunity. If you are in good physical shape and have a sense for adventure then working in oil production may be you next best step towards a fulfilling career in these economic hard times.
Entry level positions typically make between US $50,000 – US $80,000 per annum. Trades, technical and professional positions will likely earn between US $70,000 – US $220,000 per annum.
The ranges of jobs and opportunities available are vast. Here is a short list of just some of the more popular ones:
Driller, Derrickman, Shakerhand or Mudman, Toolpusher, Floormen or Roughnecks, Motorman, Assistant Driller, Crane Operator, Roustabouts, Cleaner/Painter, Storekeeper, Mechanic/Electrician, Sub Sea Engineer, Rig Mechanic, Rig Electrician, Rig Welder, Barge Engineer, Ballast Controlman or Watchstander, Captain and Chief Engineer, Rig Medic and Safety Man.
Many of the oil rigs are located offshore and operate on a rotating roster usually consisting of working 14 days straight and returning home for 21 days. Many employees despite living in the middle of the ocean find themselves in accommodation that meets 4-5 star hotel standards with the company providing all travel, laundry, board and food expenses.
Make this the turning point in your life. Who knows where it could lead?
In a few days you could be starting a new high paid job with infinite possibilities. Perhaps you have the ability to be in charge of over 100 people and a rig. This industry is one that really likes to promote from within. You could travel the world and get paid a massive wage with half the year off.