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Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Job Information

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.


  • Employment is projected to decline in all sectors except coal mining.
  • While many mining jobs can be entered directly from high school, a considerable amount of job training and experience is needed before workers can perform most duties; some employers prefer graduates of high school or postsecondary programs in mining or mine technology.
  • Earnings are higher than the average for all industries.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $32,980/yr ($16.49/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma