We surveyed 68 derrick operators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical derrick operator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a derrick operator?



Working as a derrick operator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a derrick operator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a derrick operator typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a derrick operator?



It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a derrick operator. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for derrick operators.