There are thousands of fracking jobs in Pennsylvania, according to May 2010 statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If fracking expands in the state, more Pennsylvania fracker professionals will be needed.
The pay can be good and in a tight job market a fracking job may be appealing. However, before you decide whether this is the right career move for you, it is important to understand the risks associated with fracking.
Your employer may have a strong safety record. He or she might also tell you they company takes all possible safety precautions. Still, you may be at risk of injuries related to:
The trucks used in the fracking process and on the fracking site.