Offshore Jobs

There are different types of offshore jobs. Before you start looking for a job in this field, think about job positions that match your education. If you think you can get a better job, you can attend additional courses and improve your education. However, the best thing about offshore jobs is that you can find a job even if you don’t have any experience in this field.

Different Types of Offshore Jobs

Entry Level Jobs

Roughnecks are people who aid the process of drilling.

Roustabouts work in maintenance, including cleaning and painting.

The salaries go from $33,000 to $44,000 annually. These positions do not require professional qualifications; however, candidates are expected to be physically fit.

Specialized Positions

Offshore Drillers

Offshore drillers are in charge of the drilling process. In addition, they supervise fellow crew-members, enforce safety procedures, maintain drilling equipment and make most of the important decisions related to the oil-drilling process. Drillers may hold supervisory positions in which case the salary is slightly higher. Rotary drill operators earn $19.50 per hour whereas Supervisors earn approximately $29.93.

Engineer Jobs

Engineering jobs include environmental, industrial and mechanical engineering.

Medical Jobs

It is important to have medical workers on a rig because of the possibility of accidents and injuries. Medics may be doctors, although training courses are offered to persons who do not have a medical degree. Average salaries are nearly $60,000 per year.

Cooks and Caterers –  chefs, stewards, dishwashers and other catering staff.

What Are the Advantages of Offshore Jobs?

An offshore job can give you a great opportunity to work in different locations. It is an exiting job, but it is also very demanding. You will be able to see various places, and your living costs will be minimal.

One of the advantages is wide variety of jobs. Oil rigs are complex structures, meaning that they require different types of workers and personnel.

Entry levels jobs are available for people with little (or no) experience.

Oil rigs offer good living conditions. Workers actually live on the oil rig, and they have all they need, including saunas, Internet connection, TV, and recreational facilities.

Benefits will depend on a company, but most companies offer dental insurance, medical insurance, as well as life insurance.

Where to Look for a Job

You can hire a recruiting agency to help you find a job. They will also help you gather all documents required for a job application.

You can visit some of the following websites:

Offshore Guide Forum
Oil Careers
Worldwide Worker
Offshore Guides

If you are interested to work in Europe, visit

Total Jobs
Oil Careers

To learn more about the offshore  salaries  in the United Kingdom, visit  CW Jobs.

To find a job in Asia, visit

Work Offshore
Oil Careers

If you want to find a job in the Middle East, you can visit

Oil Careers