I have a job offer from a large oil field service company (Halliburton, schlumberger, weatherford, etc) and I'm trying to decide if I want to take it or not. I'm graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering and the job offer is in cased hole wireline. I know the lifestyle can be rough but I also know there is the opportunity to make tons of cash. Anyone here work as a field engineer that can give me a first hand account? One of my main concerns is pigeonholing myself into this type of field technician work and not really utilizing my engineering skills. For those who have worked in the field and are now out what do you do? Are you still in the oil and gas industry or did you move to something different? Ideally my plan would be to work in the field for a couple of years, pay off my student loans, then move to a more stable engineering job that's more pertinate to my degree.
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