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Riggers - What They Do


Riggers generally receive Short-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Riggers can expect to earn an average of $45,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Riggers will see a moderate decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -0.3%. In respect to starting your own business, Riggers rarely feel the entrepreneurial itch. Currently, 0.0% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Riggers can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 4.4% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

Rig Technician 1
The Rig Technician 1 Program is designed to teach a student how to operate oil and gas drilling rigs. The student will learn how to maintain rig engines, transmissions, heating systems, diesel electric generators and motors, hydraulic systems, and other mechanical equipment. The Rig Technician ...more
Rig Technician 2
The Rig Technician 2 Program is designed to teach a student how to operate and maintain drilling fluid systems and pumps during drilling, mix fluid chemicals and additives, handle sections of drill string assembly from a platform on the rig derrick during tripping operations, and monitor and record mud ...more
Rig Technician 3
The Rig Technician 3 Program is designed to teach a student how to operate oil and gas drilling rigs. The student will learn how to operate the draw-works, rotary equipment and pumps and supervise the assembly of drill string. He/She will also be responsible for ensuring that safety and support equipment ...more