My dh is a panel bearer/spray painter by trade, he was his dads apprentice straight from school, they then ran the business together. He was then in the navy for a few years before going into the drilling game working his way up from an offsider, trainee driller to a driller and then he was in the police force for 12yrs, loved the job and does miss it but not near enough money for the shiftwork, over time and stress. So then he went back to being a driller working offshore for a while and now he is the superintendant of the drill and blast crew. He gets $150,000 per year plus extra super, income protection insurance and a nice bonus on his anniversary date every year and doesn't have nightshift. At times in between he's been a truck driver and has driven buses at times for his friends bus company. He has many different licenses and he has also done lots of study along the way including getting his training and assessment diploma and occ health and safety diploma.