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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
(09-03-2012 01:08 PM)Road_Less_Taken Wrote:  Hey, this may have been somewhere in this thread previously but I couldn't find it.

I was looking on some of the websites and since I'm not the type to get my hands that dirty I was looking at a job like a Regulatory Affairs Professional. It looks like you need either a law degree, MBA or an MA in economics as a prereq (I'm finishing up my BA at the moment)

I couldn't find anything on introductory pay, though you'd think it would be quite high... Also a little curious as far as flexability in the job would go. While working up north would be far from ideal I really like the idea of having 3 months off a year to travel while still making a decent wage.

I don't know anything that profession but I know that those type of office jobs aren't very flexible when it comes to taking long periods of time off, they likely involve a 40 hour work week, M-F, in some office in Edmonton or Calgary with 2-3 weeks of vacation per year.

I'd recommend finishing your degree then moving out west for a couple of years and finding some entry level gig before committing yourself to a 2 year graduate program.

The jobs that involve getting your hands dirty, like mine, are usually the only ones that I know of where a guy can just quit his job to travel for months at a time and then come back to work.

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09-08-2012 04:30 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 09-08-2012 04:30 PM
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