Home to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming is known as the 'Equality State' as it was the first government in the world to allow women the right to vote and hold public office. Wyoming became an official U.S. state in 1890. More recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the state had an average hourly wage of $23.92 for all occupations as of May 2019. The civilian labor force was approximately 290,000, in May 2020, with an unemployment rate of 8.8%.
Consider the following professions, which CareerOneStop.org forecasted to be the fastest-growing careers between 2016-2026. Most of these jobs are expected to experience 47% - 149% growth, while wind turbine specialists have been projected to double their employment numbers over the ten-year period.
- Wind Turbine Service Technicians
- Occupational Therapy Aides
- Physical Therapist Aides
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Physician Assistants
Careers with Most Openings
The following careers can expect the most job openings, between 2016-2026, according to CareerOneStop.org. Each year, these careers are expected to add anywhere from 130 - 370 workers.
- Retail Salespersons
- Waiters and Waitresses
- Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
- Registered Nurses
- Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
- General and Operations Managers
- Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
- Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General