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Inside Report (5)

You say you enjoy the outdoors, don't mind hard work, and aren't opposed to moving around? Then there's probably a job for you -- on an oil rig. Starting pay: $6 an hour for unskilled labor.

Boom times are expected to continue in US oil fields next year, when more than 66,000 oil and gas wells will be drilled in the US -- a record.

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The greatest source of oil field labor used to be farm boys. Now you see lots of Detroit license plates in the fields because of hard times in the auto industry, oilmen say.m