Originally Posted by ejheverest
oil and gas field. 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off, drill rigs, ships, semisubmersibles, jackups and platforms. Job absolutely sucks but, if someone wants to save up money in there 20's and then do something else when they turn 30 and have a family, its not a bad field.
A few buddies I know- painting business, commercial lobsterman, electrician, they all do pretty well too.
That's what I would have guessed if pushed. I was an oil and gas auditor in the 1980s and have family in Slidell, so I know of the people you speak. Be safe and don't get injured, it's dangerous work.
Construction, when it's hot, can pay a young person handsomely also. Right now, except for a few pockets, it's rough going.