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Recently, it’s become more and more popular to be environmentally conscious. Most people agree that this change towards living a more responsible lifestyle is a positive one. People are recycling, reusing shopping bags and other goods, and buying socially responsible products that are better for the Earth and for the people on it. The government and private sectors are also taking an interest in this trend, especially as it regards saving energy. With people clamoring for more energy-efficient products, and for greener energy sources, it’s no wonder that energy jobs are booming, even in the stagnant economy that the United States is currently facing.
The government is a large source of energy jobs these days. With many Americans demanding more earth-friendly energy options, the government has had to throw a lot of funding and manpower into discovering green energy sources and developing greener ways to funnel energy to where it needs to go. This is the only way to appease the many vocal constituents that have taken up the banner of “going green.” And jobs in the energy sector aren’t going anywhere, especially not when there’s such a demand for green energy, and for innovations in this field that will help to make green energy available and affordable.
There are also plenty of energy jobs in the private sector. Certain states allow private companies to offer utilities to their residents, and private energy companies know that, in order to stay in business, they must offer earth-friendly alternatives to traditional energy sources. And private sector jobs can also include positions in research and development, such as jobs harnessing wind or solar energy as a possible alternative to traditional hydraulic and gas energy. That also includes developing products that run on solar or wind energy, or on products that allow individuals the option to harness these energy sources for their personal use.
Getting an energy job is just like getting any other job. You can find them on job boards or simply contact companies that you want to work for to see if there are any openings that you would qualify for. You’ll have to present a résumé and references and most likely sit down for a face-to-face interview. And in order to qualify for most energy jobs, you should have a background in engineering or science to show that you have the education or prior experience that would make you a perfect fit for the job.
Energy Jobs – Oil Rig Workers
Oil rigging is an interesting line of work. Many people are drawn to this kind of career because of the chance to work in places all over the world like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Mexico, Venezuela, China, Norway, Russia, the UK and the US. Oil rig workers have a challenging but very rewarding job, a combination which is appealing to a variety of people. Many oil rig workers find themselves living in very fine accommodations, despite the fact that they are living quite literally in the middle of the ocean. While you are on the rig itself, you are generally taken care of in regards to your need for food and board and the cost of laundry and travel.
There are many different job opportunities within this category of energy jobs. A few include filling the position of driller, motorman, crane operator, rig mechanic or electrician, barge engineer, medic, or storekeeper. Clearly, there is more than one job required of oil rig workers. The schedule you can expect for work is a 14/21 day rotation. What this means is that you work for 14 days and have 21 days off. The reasoning for this is that oil rig workers do hard work and deserve plenty of time off to be home with their families. Consider the fact that this means you will have three-fifths of the year off from work!
When considering that you get this much time off of work to spend with your family, you may be questioning the kind of income you can make to support yourself and your family within this category of energy jobs. Well, you will be pleased to discover that you can make about $300 per day when you work a roughneck job like drill deck workers do. This equates to about $47,000 per year. Specialized jobs like that of driller can earn well over $50,000 per year. If you are a drill leader or supervisor, you could make $100,000 per year. Technical and professional positions can make upwards of $200,000 per year.
Clearly, there is a lot of money to be made as an oil rig worker. This and other kinds of energy jobs tend to pay well because energy is in such high demand and the work required of those filling the positions is challenging. There are many requirements that may be essential for you to comply with, so look into any stipulations before you decide to get onboard an oil rig.
In the news: 05/06/2009
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