Buidling a Career at Offshore Oil Rigs

by Michael Pinker on November 9, 2011

Applying for an offshore job is a very good option, if you do not have a good education and experience and you want to earn a good salary. Jobs at oil rigs do pay a very good salary, even for entry-level positions. Salaries start at $50,000 – $60,000 that seems very attractive for most of the people.

A good thing about offshore jobs is that they do not require any special training or experience. If you apply for an oil rig job and get hired, the employer usually provides all the necessary training for you to be able to work on the offshore oil rig. As you accumulate experience, you will have a possibility to get promoted and get a raise.

However you should bear in mind that offshore drilling jobs are not for everybody. You must be in a good health and mentalOil Rig Jobs condition to work there. 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 this line of work difficult, but others find it exciting and interesting.

A common mistake that people make about oil rig jobs is that they think all the employees at the rig are people are engaged in oil extraction. This is not true. Rigs require doctors, engineers, cooks, waiters, maintenance staff and many other employees. So you can apply and get employed at the oil rig with virtually any profession at any age. Usually the average age of offshore workers is 27 years, but if you satisfy other eligibility requirements, age is not an obstacle.

Usually employers do not pose any educational requirement on applicants. This is true for most of the positions. However there are a few positions, where education is required. Such jobs are engineer, controller and few others. Employers often set up training programs to prepare new hires for working at the rig and these training programs are free of charge.

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