Jobs In The Oil Industry
The oil industry began internationally, in Poland, when the first oil refineries were built in 1854-1856. The oil industry began domestically in the USA in 1859 when oil was successfully drilled in Titusville, Pa. By the 1920's oil fields were established in many countries including; Canada, Poland, Sweden, The Ukraine, The US, and Venezuela. Today there are currently over 40,000 oilfields of all sizes world wide. The booming field of the oil industry is an ever expanding arena, due to the increasing needs of the world population. The oil industry is a many faceted industry causing the need for a large workforce world wide. The Industry is broken up into two main components; upstream which is exploration, development and production of crude oil or natural gas; downstream which is oil tankers - transportation, refiners, retailers, and consumers. To break down the industry even further there are oilfields both domestic and international, job positions can be found either close to home (the United States) or in places such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Japan, Germany, Malaysia and the list goes on. There is any number of exciting places to work in the oil industry. Although the pay is good the work can be challenging. A hostile work environment, terrain or weather conditions can summon those of a fit physical nature to work in this field. The fields to work in in the oil industry can be generally categorized; Work can be found on an oil rig either - on land or offshore; a pipeline; or a mine. All aspects of this industry are growing. Some positions require nothing but a high school diploma and a willingness to work while others need a bachelors' or a more specialized degree. Whether a potential employee is just joining the field as an entry level worker or changing over careers, the oil industry is the place to look for many jobs, even with government. There are multiple titles just working for the federal government alone. One site that is free for information on all federal government oil jobs is usajobs.com. This is on of the best locations to start looking for a job in the oil field.
There are several job hierarchies in the oil industry. The lowest job on the team of rig employees is the roustabout. Roustabouts are unskilled laborers who are just learning their trade in the oil industry. Their primary job is cleaning and maintaining the oil rig. Roustabouts are responsible for moving...