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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Quinton L. Denney November 12, 2011 at 6:48 am

Please contact about training programs. Have 5 years exp petro/chemical refinarys. ONSHORE. thank you. Sincerely Quinton L, Denney

fernando madrid caballero November 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm

hi, my name is fernando madrid caballero , and i have the title of chief enginieer; and i`m loking for a new job , in this moment , i`m working in TMM offshore division in gulf of mexico , on board of AHTS ISLA GUADALUPE, but, i would like to get a better job, thanks for read this message , best regards.
madrid

fernando madrid caballero November 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm

i have the title of chief enginieer; and i`m loking for a new job , in this moment , i`m working in TMM offshore division in gulf of mexico , on board of AHTS ISLA GUADALUPE, but, i would like to get a better job, thanks for read this message , best regards.
madrid

Dino February 28, 2012 at 9:11 am

Am currently a Technical Consultant for Bytes System Integration and eager to make a career change due to various reasons, currently working in my ninth year with low voltage security systems.

chuck garton June 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I have years of experience as a corrosion control/marine painter. I am looking to find a job off shore but im not having much luck. Who can i call or where can i look??

Motilal sharma June 20, 2012 at 2:24 am

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melvin taggart June 28, 2012 at 8:18 am

Just completed bosiet, mist, medical and banksman slinger in aberdeen, currently looking to get ay start offshore.I am a joiner by trade but keen to get a roustabout job or any other entry level job,

mudabbir hashmi July 21, 2012 at 1:48 am

I’m fresher my exp 3 year on diesel engine all my training complete in S T C W 95 plz ol Give me same job on offshore

mudabbir hashmi July 21, 2012 at 1:50 am

I’m fresher my exp 3 year on diesel engine .and elactrician all my training complete in S T C W 95 plz ol Give me same job on offshore

stuart hanly September 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

I have completed the effective offshore course MIST and BOSIET. I also have a medical cert of fitness for offshore work.
I am eager to get work in the oil in dustry at entry level

Jermain E Garrick January 15, 2013 at 2:12 am

Hello, Ive been giving alot of consideration to making a career change into the offshore industry. But i dont know where or who to speak with. If its not to much trouble could you please point me into the right direction.
please&thank you…

Jofry Pakasi January 24, 2013 at 5:57 am

My experience more than 10 years IT technical support, I have complete course Bosiet, MCU for offshore, paspor, seaman book, last I’m joint with Truck Group (STG) vessel Jascon34 in Nigeria as an IT / Electrical technician, any one can help for new job..?

RACHEL February 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

I WAS A PAINTER FOR ALMOST 15 YEARS AND WORKED WITH MOSTLY GUYS UNTIL I LANDED A JOB BEING THE ONLY ONE NEEDED HOWEVER I KNOW THE OILRIG FIELD IS MUCH DIFFERENT AND I WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE MY INCOME AND LEARN A NEW SKILL OR JUST DO SOMETHING NEW AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW DO MEN FEEL ABOUT A FEMALE BEING OUT THERE AND HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT I CAN GET A JOB IN THIS INDUSTRY?

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