Applying for offshore jobs is a very good option, if you do not have good education and experience and you want to earn a good salary. Offshore jobs do pay a very good salary, even for entry-level positions. Offshore salaries start at $50,000 – $60,000 that seems very attractive for most of the people.
Offshore jobs do not require any special training or experience. If you apply for an oil rig job and get hired, offshore employer will provide necessary training for you to be able to work on offshore oil rig. As you work on the oil rig and get experience, you will have a possibility to get promoted and get a raise.
Offshore jobs are not for everybody. You must be in good health and mental condition to get to offshore rig. Also you must be ready to stay away from your family and friends for weeks and sometimes even for months. This is hard, but it is worth it, the reward is appropriate: offshore jobs pay higher salaries than any other onshore job. Some people find offshore jobs difficult, but others find it exciting and interesting.
The common mistake that people make about offshore jobs is that they think people employed at the oil rig only are engaged in oil extraction. This is not true. Offshore oil rig need doctors, engineers, cooks, waiters, maintenance staff and many other employees. So you can apply and get employed at the oil rig with any profession at any age. Usually the average age of offshore workers is 27 years, but if you satisfy other requirements that offshore jobs have, age is not an obstacle.
Usually offshore employers do not pose any educational requirement on offshore job applicants. This is true for most of the positions on the offshore oil rig. However there are a few positions, where education is required. Such jobs are engineer, controller and few others. Offshore employers often set up training programs to prepare new hires for working at the offshore oil rig and these training programs are free of charge.