Marcellus Employment Opportunities Abound

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The natural gas industry offers a wide variety of occupations involving exploration, drilling, and extraction of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale play, including:

  • Landmen
  • Gas Pumping Station Operators
  • Geologists
  • Earthmovers
  • Real estate agents
  • Engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Supervisors
  • Welders
  • Wastewater managers
  • Timber loggers
  • Semi-skilled laborers
  • General laborers
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • General office workers

Experts estimate that the workforce employed in the Marcellus Shale formation would grow to over 9,000 by 2015. The direct workforce needed for a single well was estimated to be approximately 400 people working in nearly 150 different occupations. In Pennsylvania alone, Marcellus Shale drilling operations could employ more than 10,000.

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