Looking for something a bit different? Off-shore and on-shore entry level oil rig jobs are available and make you Globally Employable!
According to Rigzone the average salary for a rig worker in 2011 was $99,175! The average for a green sleeve (Newbie) is $66,923!
Roustabout is the entry level position! See what great jobs are available in your area. Massive opportunity to make great money!
Let's start with entry level oil rig jobs. We have a broad spectrum of readers with qualifications ranging from high school grads and GED's to at least Masters' degrees that I'm personally aware of. Remember, it's not where you start, it's where you finish. Making a decision to enter a high risk career field should not be taken lightly but if you do, your compensation will reflect that decision.
Entry Level Oil Rig Jobs outlook is very good. The demand for oil and gas is increasing globally and with increased technology and safer drilling practices, job security is solid. I actually work for an Oil and Gas company showing accredited investors why they should invest in drilling operations.
As an entry level employee, you'll be known as a Roustabout. Roustabouts do the heavy lifting of the operation to include all kinds of manual labor, driving trucks, lifting heavy equipment, digging, clean up, etc. Show up, do what you're told in a team environment and become a student of the business. If you're a self-starter and keep an eye out for your co-workers, you'll advance quickly.
Being Globally Employable has always been about being more employable
than others trying to get the same job as you, your competition. This is why I push folks to take courses and get certifications. If you apply as a newbie but you already
have your HAZWOPER, you'll look much
better than those that don't. It proves to your potential employer that
you have a track record of success and are not just looking for a pay
check (even if you are).
If you're prior military, you're on the top of the hiring stack! Again, the potential employers know what they're getting in team-centered work ethic. You may start out with some entry level oil rig jobs but you'll climb quickly. If you're not military, don't worry. A strong work ethic and the right combination of skills will get you in the door and keep you there.
The 1 thing you need to get a job working with oil:
The 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification. This is the easiest certification to get and opens more doors than anything else you can do to get hired! I've put the Indeed.com job search box below and see all of the HAZWOPER jobs! Click Here to get your discount code and find out more!
Get the 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification above and get the job you want below!
Having experience in electronics, safety, machinery, heavy equipment or mechanics, you're going to have an easier time getting hired. If you don't have the experience, apply anyway. Maybe they'll give you a break!
Working off-shore is similar to a mini-deployment. You may be 10 days on and 10 days off which gives you a chance to rest up, take care of personal business and be with family. You'll be working 12 hard hours a day so you'll enjoy the time to rest. Honestly, if you're on an off-shore rig, working 12 hours a day isn't bad. You might as well work more. Not like you can run out to the mall, sports bar or bowling alley.
Again, become a student of the business and become the go-to guy on board and become more employable than your co-workers. It's a mind set. When I'm working away from home, I work all that I can to be efficient so that when I am home, I don't have to worry about money and all the day-to-day issues that we all deal with.
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Get Paid to Lose Weight?
Imagine being on an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico or in central Texas. Can you say hot? Then it gets hotter! If that little voice in the back of your head is asking you if you're really in good enough shape to do 12 hours of heavy labor in the sun, then I suggest you either get your butt in shape or maybe not look at this as a career choice. I say make the lifestyle changes you need to be in good enough shape to do entry level oil rig jobs. It's healthier for you and you can make fun of your friends that aren't in as good as shape as you, they aren't making as much money as you and they're still driving to and from a job they hate!
And don't forget! If you're going to work with oil, you have to have the 40 Hour HAZWOPER!