Wyoming Career Guide: Fastest Growing Wyoming Careers

May 29, 2018

Wyoming's top careers for 2014-2024 include wind turbine service technicians, physical therapist aides, retail salespersons, and registered nurses. Get more details about hot jobs in Wyoming here.

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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 $22.91 for all occupations as of May 2017. The civilian labor force was approximately 290,000, in April 2018, with an unemployment rate of 3.8%.

Fastest-Growing Careers

Consider the following professions, which forecasted to be the fastest-growing careers between 2014-2024. Most of these jobs are expected to experience 30% - 43% 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 2014-2024, according to Each year, these careers are expected to add anywhere from 130 - 370 workers.

  • Retail Salespersons
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Cashiers
  • 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
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