Wyoming had an unfortunate down turn in it's economy during 2016.

Wyomingites are hopeful somewhere along the way back some stimulus will get the energy sector of the economy back on pace and producing jobs and income for its employees (those that remain) and some future hires.

Zippia.com along with the Wyoming Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile job growth by occupation.

Is there a formula for determining the fast growing jobs in each state?

Every couple of years each state’s Department of Labor works in conjunction with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile projections for job growth by occupation. The government last completed this research in 2014 with projections going out until 2024.

Because this is America and the government never makes it easy, we had to gather the data from all the states individually to develop a master database.

We then identified the occupations in Wyoming that are projected to have at least 1,000 workers in 2024 so that the jobs will still be relevant. This left us with data for 61 occupations in Wyoming.

Next, we ranked every occupation based on predicted job growth in 2017, from 1 to 61.

At the end of the day, the data showed that Personal Care Aide is the fastest growing job in Wyoming.

 

Here are the top ten fastest growing jobs in Wyoming for 2017.

10. Bartending jobs are not going anywhere anytime soon. With a growth rate of 12.99% and over 2,600 hundred jobs available, people are going to always want a cocktail. Average Pay  $20,990.

 

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9 .First-Line Supervisors of food prep and service are on the list for 2017. Service jobs will always be in demand as companies look for hardworking individuals to serve their clientele. Growth rate is 13.24% over 2,400 jobs and an average pay of $31,920.

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8. Nursing Assistants sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas. With a growth rate of 13.36% and over 3,400 jobs the average pay is $28,020.

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7. Preschool Teachers,except for Special Education. Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand. The growth rate is 13.48% 1,010 jobs and the average pay $29,240.

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6. Hotel-Motel Resort Desk Clerks Greet, register, and assign rooms to guests of the hotel.
Verify customers' credit, and establish how the customer will pay for the accommodation. The growth rate is 14.36% over 2,300 jobs and the average pay $23,100.

 

 

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5. Food Prep and serving workers this includes fast food Interact with our guests in a friendly, fast, courteous and efficient manner.
Attention to detail when placing and filling orders to prevent waste and promote positive customer interactions.
Hear and sense customer needs and keep your manager and fellow team members informed. The growth rate 14.83% over 6,500 jobs and the average pay is $19,140.

 

 

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4. Cooks-Restaurants Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, which may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. The growth rate 18.11% over 3,100 jobs and the average pay is $24,860.

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3. Medical Secretaries under direct supervision of the Clinical Manager/designee, performs the receptionist/secretarial duties on the patient care unit while functioning as the focal communication source at the nursing station.
Functions as the unit receptionist, greets visitors and patients, responds to physician inquiries and requests, uses appropriate line of communication and authority. The growth rate 19.48% over 1,800 jobs and the average pay is $32,240.

 

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2. Registered Nurses The nurse manager ambulatory/procedural is accountable for the implementation of the vision, mission and values of Mayo Clinic and the Department of Nursing within defined areas of practice.
The nurse manager ambulatory plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the operational, fiscal and personnel activities to ensure the provision of high quality care in ambulatory and/or hospital-based procedural settings.The growth rate 19.59%  over 5,700 jobs and the average pay is $62,080.

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1. Personal Care Aides May include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervises deportment and discipline of students on the playground, in the cafeteria, restrooms, and other areas where students may gather
Monitors student behavior in assigned area to ensure compliance with school procedures. The growth rate 23.96% over 2,300 jobs average pay $22,560.

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Here are some more of the top fast growing jobs in Wyoming.

11 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 12.77% $27,260 1,060
12 Social and Human Service Assistants 12.39% $32,660 1,270
13 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 12.11% $21,350 5,460
14 Childcare Workers 11.89% $21,890 2,070
15 Recreation Workers 10.53% $25,000 1,050
16 Customer Service Representatives 8.98% $31,720 1,820
17 Driver/Sales Workers 8.28% $24,660 1,700
18 Food Preparation Workers 7.75% $22,710 1,530
19 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 7.45% $38,280 1,010
20 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 7.29% $47,810 2,060
21 Teacher Assistants 7.17% $28,090 3,440
22 Retail Salespersons 6.81% $28,070 9,410
23 Waiters and Waitresses 6.52% $20,070 5,390
24 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 6.42% $60,070 1,160
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6.41% $27,630 3,320
26 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 5.56% $35,430 1,520
27 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 5.54% $45,080 4,190
28 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4.39% $28,450 1,190
29 Cashiers 3.72% $21,600 6,140
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3.64% $28,370 4,840
31 Security Guards 2.75% $30,060 1,120
32 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 2.68% $32,370 1,530
33 Accountants and Auditors 2.58% $66,650 1,990
34 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2.54% $37,330 1,210
35 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 2.44% $53,590 1,260
36 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1.5% $28,030 1,350
37 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1.23% $29,940 2,470
38 Electricians 1.04% $58,230 2,910
39 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 0.94% $77,220 1,070
40 Correctional Officers and Jailers 0.92% $41,800 1,100
41 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 0.0% $32,330 3,410
42 General and Operations Managers -0.54% $106,810 5,490
43 Dishwashers -0.83% $19,960 1,200
44 Carpenters -0.88% $44,790 4,530
45 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters -2.14% $45,520 1,370
46 Lawyers -2.59% $102,130 1,130
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products -2.65% $67,130 2,200
48 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive -3.55% $34,830 4,890
49 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists -4.73% $53,420 1,410
50 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers -4.86% $74,880 1,760
51 Office Clerks, General -5.59% $32,750 5,570
52 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics -6.67% $43,630 1,820
53 Tellers -8.47% $25,850 1,080
54 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers -11.43% $48,890 6,820
55 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers -11.65% $72,250 3,260
56 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines -13.33% $59,230 1,430
57 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks -13.89% $36,370 3,410
58 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators -14.02% $55,060 4,600
59 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers -17.05% $55,990 2,140
60 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas -29.67% $43,570 1,730