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Offshore Roughneck Jobs

Offshore Roughneck jobs are work, not pleasure, and they are serious work at that. There is perhaps no harder job in the world, except maybe crab fishing in Alaska (and that is seriously nuts). Roughnecks don't have it easy by comparison, not by a long shot. They are out there in all kinds of weather, be it hot, cold, wet or icy. It doesn't matter, you are out there, getting muddy, dirty, oily, greasy, sweaty, and working your butt off for 84 or more hours a week. But for many, it is so worth it. You can work your way up to a six figure income in just a few years.

Roughneck jobs are extremely well paying jobs. You can easily earn 60 to 70 thousand a year, and you will have 6 months a year off in which to enjoy your hard earned loot. But let me tell you, you will really earn your keep with these jobs, because when you are working, you are working very, very hard. Try 84 hours a week on for size! Thankfully, you'll only need to work two weeks in a row, and then you will have an equal time off. This is like having two weeks of vacation every month! Roughneck jobs are great.

Roughneck jobs are also pretty exciting, let me tell you. First off, when you show up for work, it's in front of a helicopter. Yep, you are flying to work, across miles of ocean, in a helicopter. You will be in survival gear, so if the chopper goes down, you can survive. Once you get to the rig, you'll be living on sea for 2 or more weeks at a time, and that is an adventure in itself. The weather can get pretty hairy on those rigs too, but at least you won't get sea sick. All in all, a real adventure.

Roughneck jobs can also be as a ticket to freedom for many reasons. First off, they pay well. Right off the bat, you are making more than most, pulling down 60 to 70 k a year. Next, career prospects. You can really grow your career and become a driller, a tool pusher, or even a company man, which are all leadership and management positions, and all pay over 6 figures too. Finally, you call the shots because once you have experience, you can choose who to work for, and where to work. There are oil fields all over the world that need experience hands, so you'll never be out of work.

Offshore roughneck jobs are a real blast, and not just because you are helping the driller find oil through the earth's crust either. No, offshore roughneck jobs are so much fun because of the adventure of it all. When you are offshore, that is already an adventure in itself. But when you are working as a roughneck offshore, then the excitement factor goes up even higher. It's a thrilling job, using those big hydraulic tools to fasten drilling pipe together to send down for miles. You could experience a blow out, which though exciting, is also dangerous. There is just a lot going on, and never a dull moment.

Offshore Roughneck Job Wages

Wages for Offshore Roughnecks run from 60 to 70k. An average wage would be $25.00 an hour; with 44 hours of overtime a week at time and a half, this adds up to 68K a year, for 6 months of work. This is on the low hourly end for experienced offshore roughnecks. 

Getting a Roughneck Job Offshore

If visiting the employment offices of offshore drilling contractors isn’t possible for you, then the next best thing is to ensure that your Resume, C\V and Cover Letter are specific to the offshore industry, and to the job you are applying for. We highly recommend the services of Rigworker if you wish to facilitate the process and improve the odds. Rigworker has over 10,000 members, and thousands have had success when they chose to utilize their Resume \ CV submittal service.

Rigworker charges a nominal fee for their services, $60, which is quite reasonable and comparable in price to other resume submission firms who don't focus on a specific industry, such as offshore drilling or oil industry jobs. Rigworker specializes in this industry, and are very good at what they do.  They guarantee your satisfaction with their services, and your money back if you don't land work in 3 months. You will get far more for this small investment than anywhere else on the internet.

The best way to land an offshore Roughneck job is to apply in person - there are many unadvertised entry level jobs offshore. Obviously, the person whose face is in the office asking for work every week or two is going to stand out above all the other applicants.

If the prospect of getting hired on as an offshore roughneck is something that appeals to you, you can learn how and where to apply at http://OilJobsGuide.com for roughneck jobs.



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