Daniel Brock of Rock Springs, Wyoming traded in a teaching job for an oil field job. He doubled his money in the first year. “It’s way worth it,” he says.
Audio portrait by Todd Melby
Photo by Todd Melby
I heard this story on whyy.org on my drive home and could relate with Daniel as I’m a social worker and have long thought of a new career for no other reason then to be a better provider for my growing family (teachers and social workers make notoriously little salary). Daniel said he went and applied for this job but never mentioned where, or with what company. Any help or resources for someone looking to double his income with a new promising career?
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