A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian by Heather Adamson

By Heather Adamson

This ebook follows a veterinarian during the paintings day, and describes the career and what the activity calls for.

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NOT FOR THE TIMID OR SHY So You Want to Be an Oil Rig Worker Being an oil rig worker is a tough job, and no schools or colleges teach it. It must be learned on the job. Oil rig workers need to be strong. They have to lift and move heavy objects all day long. The hours are very long. Workers must be able to keep going, even when they are tired. Because it is dangerous and often done in isolated places, oil rig work pays very well. Beginning roustabouts can earn more than $40,000 a year. Experienced tool pushers may earn more than $100,000 a year.

Anchors Aweigh Floating oil rigs have anchors to hold them in place in the sea. There is usually one anchor for each leg of the platform. Each anchor weighs about 30,000 pounds (13,600 kilograms). The chains holding the anchors have huge, very heavy links. Each link is 18 inches (46 centimeters) long, and each one weighs 100 pounds (45 kilograms). 29 OIL RIG WORKER GLOSSARY cable: A kind of rope, often made of twisted metal. caribou: A large animal in the deer family. drill stem: On an oil rig, the kelly, drill pipe, and drill bit together.

Rig: A large platform used as a base for drilling for oil; also refers to the drilling floor, its supports, and everything on it. rotary table: On an oil rig, a heavy metal plate powered by an engine that spins the drill pipe to turn the drill. roughneck: A worker on an oil rig who handles tools, pipe, and other materials. roustabout: The newest, lowest-level worker on an oil rig. semi-submersible: A type of rig that is partly floating and partly under water. tool pusher: The boss on an oil rig. vibration: A fast movement that goes back and forth or up and down.

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