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Offshore Medic Jobs

Offshore Medic jobs are a critical position on the oil rigs. As one might expect, having a qualified medic on board every oil rig is an absolute requirement by drilling contractors (not to mention mandated by law). Formal training, experience and certification as a Registered Nurse or Physician's Assistant is a must.

Rig Medics are responsible for providing medical services to the crew members of the offshore rig, as well as ensuring that stocks of medical equipment and supplies are maintained at adequate levels.

Oil Rig Medics manage the sick pay, and prescribe medications as needed. They keep track of medical records, and perform health inspections, or physicals, on all crew members every 6 months.

If someone needs evacuated from the rig due to a medical emergency, the offshore Medic is the one who arranges this, in coordination with the Offshore Installation Manager.

Offshore Medics are also responsible for providing safety briefings for new hires. On many rigs they may also serve as the Rig Safety and Training Coordinator (RSTC).

If you are have Nursing or PA experience, consider working offshore. It is an in-demand profession, and the pay as well as the personal rewards can be very high, as well as they benefits of having extended time off and the chance to work all over the world - where ever there is an offshore oil rig, a medic is needed.

Offshore Medic Wages

Pay is generally very good for offshore Medic jobs, with salaries ranging from the the upper 60s to upper 80s.

Getting Hired For Offshore Medic Jobs

If the prospect of getting hired on as an offshore medic is something that appeals to you, you can learn how and where to apply for offshore medic jobs with The Oil and Gas Jobs Resource Kit.

If you are in the U.S., the fastest method of getting hired is usually applying in person at the catering contractors in Houston, TX and Lafayette, LO.

Most of the mid to large companies have online applications. You can do this one at a time, or utilize the services of a company such as Rigworker, which will forward your resume to around 1200 energy and drilling companies, after ensuring that your resume meets the format that these companies typically prefer.

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