Oil rigs employ people from a range of professional and non-professional backgrounds. Irrespective of which background a person enters into employment with an oil rig, they are usually paid well above the normal salary in their field. Being an oil rig paramedic is no different, and they are well paid and well looked after.
Because of the remote location in which most oil rigs operate, under occupational health and safety legislation, oil rigs must have an oil rig medic. This position is regularly occupied by a trained paramedic.Depending on the level of training that you have had and your qualifications as a paramedic, whether general or intensive care trained, you may be required to complete a nursing degree and become a Registered Nurse to work on an oil rig. Oil rigs particularly like paramedics to work as their medics, because of the background paramedics have with pre-hospital diagnostic techniques.
Oil Rig Paramedic Income
An oil rig paramedic can expect to earn in excess of $100,000 per year working on a fly in fly out basis. There are always overtime opportunities if you want to make much more than a 100K per year.