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Roustabouts

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Approximately 58,500 roustabouts are employed in the United States. Most roustabouts are employed by oil companies, working with production crews around existing oil wells or natural gas facilities. Others work for drilling contractors, which are companies that specialize in drilling new wells. Roustabouts usually work under the supervision of a maintenance superintendent and frequently assist skilled workers such as welders, electricians, and mechanics. 

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