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Oil Rig Worker

Odds of Hanging On

Technology may decrease the high demand for workers. Darn iPhone. An advancement in drilling techniques means safer conditions for those who can find work. Entry-level positions may be on the decline, but those who can provide a skilled service will find that their jobs are safe. However, painters will always have an essential role on oil rigs. If platforms are left unpainted, they will slowly corrode from their exposure to seawater.

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