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Roustabouts - Preparation

To work as a roustabout, you typically need to:

  • complete moderate-term, on-the-job training.

Education after high school

Roustabout jobs tend to be entry-level jobs that require little or no previous work experience. However, many employers prefer that you have a high school diploma or equivalent.

On-the-job training

Most roustabouts learn their skills informally on the job from an experienced worker. You begin as a helper and clear away brush and clean up. As you gain experience, you learn to build the framework for derricks. Training can last up to one year. The length of time varies by employer.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.