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FOTB: Persistence pays off in the oil fields


WILLISTON -- Twenty-year-old Justin Day moved to North Dakota with no oil field experience.

A month later, Day has a job that could pay him six figures this year.

But getting that job took research. And a lot of persistence.

Day, of Salem, Ore., is trained as a phlebotomist but couldn't find steady work at home.

He knew of someone who worked in North Dakota's Oil Patch, and he began researching opportunities.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.