If you’re looking for a high paying job, consider working in the oil fields. Though the work can be very difficult, and yes, even dangerous, the pay is better than many other blue collar jobs. In fact, the average annual pay for rig workers is $99,175.
Low man on the oil drilling totem pole is a roustabout, tasked with physical labor and general maintenance, averages about $34,680 a year, while highly skilled “drilling consultants” make approximately $235,586 a year, CNN reports.
Getting on a rig isn’t as hard as you might think, and in areas where the natural gas drilling industry is booming, trade schools offer oil field work classes. Once you’re on a rig, the company you work for will have training programs that will help you move up the ladder relatively quick.
Office jobs are prevalent in the gas drill industry also, as companies have many communications and human resource needs.
This is Oil and Gas country around here. I was once 90 ft. in the air on an ICEY steel deck , helping guide extremely heavy objects over the open! edge of the platform as the Rig was being dismantled ONE night. I never went back.
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