Have you or anyone you know thought about pursuing a career in the field of gas and oil? If so, you will find that there are quite a few advantages when it comes to working in the industry. Let’s look at some of those advantages to see just why this is growing career option.
For starters, you have a wide range of different options when it comes to the type of work that you can do in the field. You could get multiple degrees and become an engineer. You could work on the marketing and business end of the field, or you could work on the rigs where all of the real dirty work happens. You could also decide to work in an adjacent field, such as for companies that develop new technology for the field. In addition to the different types of jobs, you will find that you can work in some amazing areas of the world. While there are options in the United States, you can also find work in places such as South America, Europe, the North Sea, Canada, and Russia.
A Great Salary
One of the big reasons that people gravitate to the field is that they feel it has the potential for a high salary. They are not wrong. There are fantastic salaries for those who work in the field. Those who work on the rigs and the pipelines receive excellent compensation, and, many times, you don’t even need to have a degree. Those who want to work in the more technical aspects of the field, in roles such as a pipeline operator, a seismic expert, or a petroleum engineer will find that the salaries can be even higher.
In addition to the salary, you will discover that most of the oil and gas companies also happen to have quality benefits packages that include health insurance, 401(k) plans, and much more.
On Your Toes
Another benefit to working in the field is that it’s a challenge. You will not get bored with the job since all of the projects will be different and interesting. You need to keep abreast of changes in the field as well, so you understand the shifting prices of gas and oil, the new technology that is coming into the field, and more. While the work might not be for everyone, it certainly does offer a number of advantages.
About Oil Works Inc.
Oil Works, Inc. is a complete drilling rig equipment manufacturer and service provider based in the Permian Basin for over 20 years. OWI’s product and service offerings include Derricks, Substructures, Drawworks, Mud Systems, Rig Walking Systems, Power Generation, Control Systems, Iron Roughneck Repair. We are a complete Drilling Equipment Manufacturer and build to API and ISO standards. OWI is also proud to offer 24/7 Service and Support.