Oil Rig Welding Jobs – If You Can Weld, Learn To Scuba Dive To Make The Big Bucks

If you are an out-of-work welder, take a look at oil rig welding jobs. Is there any industry that’s in the news more than oil work? The world has an unquenchable thirst for the slippery black stuff. Demand is expected to go no where other than up.

Think about oil rigs. The ones offshore are anchored to the ocean floor or are massive boats that float on the surface and are run by global positioning computers to stay in the same position. The one thing they all have in common is they are massive structures made out of metal. Metal that needs to be assembled and repaired. Much of the work occurs above the water line. Even these are well paid jobs usually in excess of $400-$500 per day.

The real money is made under the surface.

Underwater welders must learn special skills. They often stay compressed for weeks at a time instead of spending time compressing and decompressing each dive. They live in special pressurized environments so they can spend more time working. Due to the added danger, these jobs pay much, much better.

Many companies will pay for current employees to get additional underwater certification. The more work the company is qualified to do, the more jobs they will get so having certified underwater welders on staff gets them more work.

This is a field with more demand than they have employees to fill them. This may come as a surprise to you. It seems that during a recession, many people are having a hard time finding work. Yet here is a field that is crying for people and can’t find enough. Many people who used to work in auto repair shops and factories already are qualified for the above water jobs. Coincidentally, these are also the jobs that have many people who are laid off but don’t know about oil rig jobs.

You can hire an employment agency to try to find you your first job. The fees will be paid out of your first years earnings. It may be as high as 30{1cc8e45cbcdeae64cb989adba369b6a3f691ff03978596e6760cecf20fed8ab4} of your income. To get a new job in a great industry, this may not be a deterrent. However, there is a cheaper way that works just as well.

Many Internet job sites specialize in the oil industry. They may even have a special section for oil rig welding jobs. Instead of paying thousands, you usually pay less than $100 for a lifetime subscription. You can use the site anytime you want to change jobs in the future. Some will even blast your resume out to all the companies that are currently looking for oil rig workers. This method seems to work faster and cheaper than any other method.