Yes there are oil jobs in the mid-west. Good luck though. They are highly competitive and while not immediately skill intensive they require working 50-60 hours a week, pretty much be ready at all hours of the day, and very short nights.
The benefit is you will work 2 to 3 weeks then have 2 or so weeks off and be making like 80K a year if you do not get injured or fired. If you can do this and survive a year or two you'll be in good shape.
These jobs are highly competitive to get and you usually have to know someone. My fiance has some relatives who do it, I don't know exactly where to look though.
You'll need to get your sea survival and emergency firefighting training, as well as the rig specific survival training to work offshore. In the UK the STCW95 ticket training for basic sea survival will set you back around £1200-1400 depending on where you go. The rig specific survival training will set you back close to another grand, since you have to bail from an upturned helecopter in a big swimming pool. Fun course tho
If you're looking to make a lot of money at sea then you might wanna consider moving to the UK to get your Merchant Navy training. The MCA here sets the global standard, so the tickets you get here will get you a fairly decent wage anywhere. Or you could go the fast, lazy bastard route like I did and get your survival tickets from a fishing apprenticeship and then trade up to tug work after a few years
Keep in mind that working offshore will pay more if you're career orientated. Physical grunt work is only the bottom end of it, you'll be taking home well over 120k a year, tax free depending on your national laws, if you go into the deck officer or engineering routes.
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