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No jobs in architecture: Can I use my degree to work in the oil & gas industry?

I hold an honors degree in Architecture. Due to the economic climate, I cannot find a job with an architecture firm. I really need to make a bit of money and so was thinking about trying to get an offshore job. Would I need to retrain (apart from survival course) to get a job in the oil industry? Is there a specialism within the oil/gas industry that is relevant to my degree? Thanks.

Asked By: - 3/27/2009
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If you mean a hands on job, no the degree won't help and the guys will hate you,and try to make you look bad from the Foreman down because of your previous job. sorry buddy. maybe you could get an admin. job on a rig, or something out there in the engineering. but I know nothing about that end. good luck finding... More
Answered By: Brian K - 3/27/2009
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If you are based in India, do check out the India Study Channel site for jobs in India. It has an excellent database of jobs and an especially good section exclusively for fresher jobs. Use the search tool for jobs related to the architectural field. For example:http://www.indiastudychannel.com/jobs/27413-Fresher--... More
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Answered By: vsk - 3/27/2009
 
If you do your research and want to get a job in the oil industry there is one spot here in America where you be able to find a job in oil/gas, lookup Gillette, Wyoming on the internet, theres alot of oil/gas jobs out that way. I used to live there, about the only issue is its hard to find housing.
Answered By: andyjs2378 - 3/27/2009
 
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