Three Offshore Jobs You May Not Have Considered

Three Offshore Jobs You May Not Have Considered
Though some offshore jobs aren't so common, they can provide great opportunities for oil and gas professionals.

While college students studying energy eagerly wait for the industry to turn around, many have been encouraged to expand their job search to include broader opportunities. Before employers give the green light to hiring, budding oil and gas professionals should take inventory of their skills and capabilities – and determine how they may lend themselves to industry jobs that weren’t in their original plan.

Often times, this can lead students to jobs they may have never thought about or even heard of. And they may not realize that their education and training is sufficient to apply for these jobs. While upstream has taken some pretty heavy hits for the past two years, once the industry is in full recovery, employers will need to ramp-up their hiring fairly quickly. And offshore work will be a desirable career choice for many.      

Check out this video to learn about some offshore jobs you may not have considered!

Valerie is an experienced writer and editor dedicated to providing useful and relevant career news about the oil and gas industry. Email Valerie at


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Nancy Kenney | Aug. 5, 2016
Good information.

Philippe | Aug. 4, 2016
The medic on the rigs I worked on were also radio operator. You hope that there will not be any accident or sickness while offshore. The medic has little to do, so taking care of the radio communication is a good fit.


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