Many people start off in the oil career when they are young and have no family. Often they have just graduated from High School and this is a great way to earn money. They often are away from the home for months at a time, and this is why they get paid so much. A career in the oil industry in not for the faint-hearted though, it is a tough job.
If you are lucky in getting employment in the oil career, you can expect to work in some of the most isolated areas in the world, and it is worth doing some research on the company before applying for the position, as they sometimes send some of their employees to some of the most dangerous politically unstable areas of the world. They however often do have good security to look after their employees.
Typical careers available in the Oil industry would include positions such as Drillers, mechanical engineers, crane operators, supervisors and many more different types of administrative positions. Most of the employment available in the oil industry is offshore based, mostly on the oil rigs often situated miles offshore, and is only accessible via helicopters. This isolation is one of the reasons why an oil career is so daunting for the first-timers, and can often lead to people only staying in the industry for a short time before requesting a shore posting.
Doing a search in the oil career related websites you will often find employment advertisements for most of the major companies situated all over the world, ranging from West Africa to the North Sea off Scotland. This huge diversity in the industry is often rewarding, as you can essentially choose where you would like to work. Once you have certification behind you, a few years experience and a good bank balance, you can be pickier about your next assignment. The Chinese oil fields are one of the latest oil fields to be industrialised and conditions there are normally quite good.
So, as a quick summery about your potential oil career, I would advise good research into what type of employment you are looking for, if you would be able to cope with being away from home for months at a time, and also if you are comfortable with living with many people in close confinement, as oil rigs may seem huge structures, but their accommodation quarters are often rather small.
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