The Top 4 Oil Field Jobs In America

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By 2020 it is the hope that the US will become completely independent from Saudi Arabia as the top producer of oil in the world. This will also create around 1.3 million jobs in the US market.

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The Top 4 Oil Field Jobs In America

  1. 1. The Top 4 Oil Field Jobs In America
  2. 2. The Top 4 Oil Field Jobs In America • By 2020 it is the hope that the US will become completely independent from Saudi Arabia as the top producer of oil in the world. This will also create around 1.3 million jobs in the US market. • Oil jobs can be quite profitable. An entry level position salary can be between $60-$80,000 a year just for the cost of getting your hands a little dirty. • A senior level position salary is around $80-$100,000 a year. What are these jobs and what do they entail? Read on to learn more.
  3. 3. Truck Driver • Truck drivers are high in demand when it comes to senior level oilfield jobs. They are the leaders of the business, because they are the ones transporting oil to where it is needed. • Truck drivers can make up to $2,500 a week. They must be handy and have a background in mechanics just in case the truck breaks down or if a tire needs to be replaced. • One must also be able to drive for long periods of time.
  4. 4. Derrick Hand • The Derrick Hand is considered one of the most dangerous oil field jobs. It is for the risk takers and those who can think quickly on their feet. • According to Indeed.com the average salary is around $69,000 a year. The job entails monitoring the day-to-day drilling in oil fields. • One must maintain the pumps, guide the drill pipe, get in between tough places that the drill may be stuck in as well as lots of pulling and pushing of the drills. Past rig work experience is a plus, you cannot have a fear of heights and you will need to pass a drug test before you can start working.
  5. 5. Geologist • This is one of the highest paying positions in the oil field industry, and one must have at least 10 years of experience to be successful. • Geologist are the ones determining where it is not only safest to drill but also where the richest resources are. • Geologist are also responsible for presenting their findings of a piece of land to the managers and owners of the oil companies. The average salary is between $99-$153,000 a year.
  6. 6. MWD Field Engineer • This position will have more to do with numbers than the other positions mentioned above. One must also possess an undergraduate degree in engineering or science to be able to be considered for the position. • These engineers will be reading and analyzing the drilling positions during the drilling process. These guys make sure drilling is being done properly, using all the lands natural resources efficiently. The annual salary is between $63$80,000. And these are always full-time positions.
  7. 7. Conclusion • The oil field industry will continue to grow with a demanding need for hands and minds to fulfill the dream of America becoming oil independent. What this will do for our economy will be another story.

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