Utah Careers: Overview of Hot Careers in Utah (UT)

Jul 17, 2020

Utah Overview and Economy

Utah is not just rocky desert. Snow-capped mountains and river valleys also make up the landscape of Utah. According to the US Census Bureau data in July 2019, the population estimate for the state is 3,205,958 with 9.4% of other ethnicities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an average hourly wage of $23.76 across all occupations in the state as of May 2019. The unemployment rate in Utah was 5.1%, according to the BLS, in June 2020.

Utah's Largest Employers

With a state motto like 'Industry', you can imagine the career possibilities in Utah. According to CareerOneStop (, these were the top six largest employers in the state of Utah in 2020. Eight out of the top ten employers were based in either Salt Lake City or Provo, and some of the prominent industries on this list are health care, higher education, and fuel dealers:

  • University Health Care
  • University of Utah Health Care
  • Latter Day Saints Church
  • Arup Blood Service
  • Bringham Young University
  • BYU Conference Center
  • Intermountain Medical Center
  • C R England Inc
  • ICON Health & Fitness Inc
  • Sun Products Corporation

Fast Growing Occupations in Utah

According to CareerOneStop, the following list represents the top ten fastest growing occupations in Utah projected through 2016-2026. These professions will experience rapid growth, with estimates between 59%-87% over the decade. Science, health care and education are among the industries represented by these careers:

  • Statisticians
  • Actors
  • Applications Software Developers
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
  • Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Private Detectives and Investigators
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
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