Is it true that it is getting a oil rig job in North Dakota?

I'm 18 yrs old and I'm going to start college in September or close to that month, I'm not sure. But I don't even sure what I even want to do in college, I think I would like to become a police officer. I live in New York by the way. I'm going to graduate HS in mid February. I was planning on start working as soon as I graduated from HS which is in February, and save up all of my money and buy a car to move temporarily to North Dakota and go to college over there for 2 yrs and earn my associate degree. This is a BIG and RISKY plan, what do you think of it?

Asked By: Reality has an MSNBC bias! - 12/27/2012
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You sound brave and forward thinking. I suspect that you can find a job paying you good wages and then you will be able to look around and take a deep breath and take stock of your life and what you want to do. You can go to college there or somewhere else- your decision. Taking a few years to earn some money and get... More
Answered By: That'll Do - 12/27/2012
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being a roustabout or a rig hand is hard work, expect to work 60 to 80 hours a week. if you cant bust your but go find something easy. but you will make good money 80 to 100 grand a year
Answered By: Coach is back - 12/27/2012
seeings as how YOU seem to think MSNBC is a credible news source I am suspicious of your work ethic, and a poor work ethic will be the death of you!
Answered By: Jimmy - 12/27/2012
NO, not risky good move... More
Answered By: Richard B - 12/27/2012
The NYTimes had a recent feature article on this in DEC or possibly NOV (available at public library or While there are unlimited jobs in ND that pay big money there is no place to sleep. They are frantically building housing to meet the demand. Now many, many people crash together in dorm-like trailers... More
Answered By: mudbug - 12/27/2012
Check with Minot State University. They were and may still be offering in-state tuition rates to out of state residents. If you're looking for a trade school, I'd check out Wahpeton but that's on the eastern side of the state... More
Answered By: static_tabbie - 12/28/2012
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