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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 flows and volumes.

The Rig Technician 2 Program can usually be completed in 1 year with approx. 4 weeks of the program designated to in-class study modules. After graduation, the Rig Technician 2 can expect to work under the direction of the Oil and Gas Rig Technician and assist with crew supervision, ensuring the crew works safely and efficiently.

Careers

Riggers
Wage: $45,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -0.3%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Employed Part Time: 9.8%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
Wage: $44,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.4%
Self Employed: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Employed Part Time: 0.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
Wage: $42,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.8%
Self Employed: 2.7%
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Employed Part Time: 0.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
Wage: $38,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.4%
Self Employed: 2.1%
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Employed Part Time: 0.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Wage: $30,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -3.2%
Self Employed: 0.2%
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%
Employed Part Time: 2.9%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training