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.
Of course, pay comes with physical risk in these fields.