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Working on an Oil Rig involves working with heavy machinery, generally requires long hours away from home, and is very mentally and physically challenging. The jobs are also highly sought for a few reasons: They pay well relative to other trade related jobs with the average salary being $75,000 USD a year according to 2019 US Labor Statistics.  The work is typically in a 14/21 rotation where you work long hours for 14 days, but...
Most Oil & Gas jobs do not require a formal college education. The exception are scientific and engineering roles which require a college degree and sometimes a Masters.  With that said working on an oil rig is requires a lot of skill, and so certificates, and on-the-job training are essential. There are schools that train aspiring oil rig workers in the essential skills and provide the mandatory certificates. In some cases,...
We are often asked by visitors of RigJobs what’s it like to work on an Offshore Rig, and what are the expectations.  We’ve put together a FAQ on commonly asked question. If you have a question, or work on an offshore oil rig and have suggestion for this FAQ please Contact Us , we would love to hear from you. What should I consider before taking an Offshore Oil Rig Job? The job requires being away from friends and...
A job offshore typically involves working on an oil platform that extracts natural resources from beneath the ocean floor. These structures are essentially self-contained mini-cities. They offer a wide range of jobs from highly skilled engineering and supervising positions, to manual labor jobs with colorful names such as roustabout and roughneck. There are also many support positions that involve cooking, janitorial work or transporting...