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Old 09-25-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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I'm originally from Houston but went to school in Michigan and now I want to move to Midland to work in the oil and gas industry. I don't have an engineering degree but did graduate college with good grades. I know that I can find work as a roustabout or rig hand, but I was wondering if there are any other type of entry-level oilfield jobs for non-engineers?
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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maybe you could be a landman if you want to do white-collar work.

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Old 09-25-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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I'm originally from Houston but went to school in Michigan and now I want to move to Midland to work in the oil and gas industry. I don't have an engineering degree but did graduate college with good grades. I know that I can find work as a roustabout or rig hand, but I was wondering if there are any other type of entry-level oilfield jobs for non-engineers?
Depends on what your degree is in. If Economics, or General Studies, or Theater Arts... Well, don't expect the degree to open many doors for you. Likely few folks will care.

If your degree is Business, Chemistry, Petroleum, some sort of IT or something like that, then doors will open for you.

I work in the oilfield, and to give you an idea how some companies work, I have a co-worker with an Engineering degree from a NON accredited university, and 2 associates (one in Electronics, the other in Instrumentation) from an accepted Jr College. He does essentially the same job as me but at 2 pay grades lower, and I have NO degree. Sure, I have more direct experience but we both got hired at the same time just at different pay levels.

I would look at Process Operator jobs, or Lease Operator, maybe Measurement Technician if you want to get a foot in the door. Your degree, regardless of the discipline, might get you a step ahead of someone else not qualified. Get your foot in the door, and you will find a bunch of other doors open to those already inside, especially for those folks with some bona-fide degree.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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Thanks for the help. I'll just keep applying at yards.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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The AAPL links out to this guide if you're looking for more information about becoming a landman. [url]http://hubs.ly/y0dHZP0[/url]

I've worked with and as a landman and you don't have to have any college experience to get started.
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