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An Introduction to Licensed Occupations in Wyoming (Tables and Figure)

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Table 1: Licensed Occupations and Typical Education Requirements in Wyoming, 2011
Authorizing Agency License Title Typical Education
Animal Euthanasia Technicians Certification Board Animal Euthanasia Technician Moderate-term OJT
Board For Respiratory Therapy Respiratory Therapist Associate’s Degree
Board of Athletic Training Athletic Trainer Bachelor’s Degree
Board of Barber Examiners Barber                                                  Postsecondary Vocational Training
Board of Certified Public Accountants Certified Public Accountant Bachelor’s Degree
Board of Chiropractic Examiners Chiropractor First Professional Degree
Board of Dental Examiners Dental Hygienist Associate’s Degree
Dentist First Professional Degree
Board of Examiners In Optometry Optometrist First Professional Degree
Board of Examining Water Well Drilling Contractors & Water Well Pump Installation Contractors Water Well Drilling Contractor Moderate-term OJT
Water Well Pump Installation Contractor Moderate-term OJT
Board of Hearing Aid Specialists Hearing Aid Specialist                                                  Postsecondary Vocational Training
Board of Law Examiners Lawyer First Professional Degree
Board of Medicine Physician First Professional Degree
Physician Assistant Master’s Degree
Board of Midwifery Midwife Bachelor’s Degree
Board of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapist Master’s Degree
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate’s Degree
Board of Outfitters & Professional Guides Outfitter Moderate-term OJT
Professional Guide Moderate-term OJT
Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors                            Engineer Bachelor’s Degree
Professional Surveyor                              Bachelor’s Degree
Board of Registration In Podiatry Podiatrist First Professional Degree
Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology                                       Audiologist First Professional Degree
Audiometric Technician/Audiology Aide Master’s Degree
Speech Pathologist Moderate-term OJT
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Moderate-term OJT
Board of Veterinary Medicine Artificial Insemination Technician & Embryo Transplant Technician First Professional Degree
Veterinarian First Professional Degree
Collection Agency Board Collection Agent Short-term OJT
Department of Environmental Quality Cathodic Protection Tester Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Class A Storage Tank Operator Postsecondary Vocational Training
Class B Storage Tank Operator Postsecondary Vocational Training
Corrosion Expert Moderate-term OJT
Storage Tank Installer (Underground Or Above Ground) Long-term OJT
Tank & Line Tester Moderate-term OJT
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator                                 Moderate-term OJT
Department of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety Electrician Long-term OJT
Driver Services Customer Service School Bus Driver Moderate-term OJT
Truck Driver Moderate-term OJT
Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Mechanic Postsecondary Voc. Training
Airline Pilot, Copilot, & Flight Engineer Bachelor’s Degree
Commercial Aircraft Pilot Postsecondary Voc. Training
Office of Emergency Medical Services Emergency Medical Technician Postsecondary Voc. Training
Pari-Mutuel Commission Horse Racing Personnel N/A
Professional Teaching Standards Board Administrator, Elementary & Secondary School Bachelor’s Degree or Higher & Work Experience
School Librarian Bachelor’s Degree
Special Education Teacher Bachelor’s Degree
Substitute Teacher 65 College Hours
Teacher Bachelor’s Degree
Real Estate Appraisers Board Appraiser Bachelor’s Degree
Securities Division Securities Representative Bachelor’s Degree
State Board of Architects & Landscape Architects Architect Bachelor’s Degree
Landscape Architect Bachelor’s Degree
State Board of Psychology Psychological Practitioner Bachelor’s Degree
Psychologist Doctoral Degree
Specialist In School Psychology Master’s Degree
Wyoming Board of Cosmetology                                                Cosmetologist Postsecondary Voc. Training
Cosmetology Instructor Postsecondary Vocational Training
Esthetician Postsecondary Vocational Training
Manicurist/Nail Technician Postsecondary Vocational Training
Wyoming Board of Nursing Home Administrators Nursing Home Administrator Bachelor’s Degree or Higher & Work Experience
Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy Physical Therapist Master’s Degree
Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists Geologist Master’s Degree
Wyoming Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners Radiologic Technologist & Technician Associate’s Degree
Wyoming Department of Agriculture Misc Agricultural Licenses Moderate-term OJT
Pesticide Handler, Sprayer, & Applicator Moderate-term OJT
Wyoming Insurance Department Claims Adjuster Long-term OJT
Insurance Salesperson Long-term OJT
Wyoming Mental Health  Professions Licensing Board
Addictions Therapist Bachelor’s Degree
Certified Addictions Practioner Assistant Associate’s Degree
Certified Addictions Practitioner Bachelor’s Degree
Certified Social Worker Master’s Degree
Clinical Social Worker Master’s Degree
Marriage & Family Therapist                               Master’s Degree
Professional Counselor Master’s Degree
Wyoming Mining Council Mine Examiner Bachelor’s Degree
Mine Foreman Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Mine Shotfirer Moderate-term OJT
Wyoming Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission Coroner & Deputy Coroner Long-term OJT
Correctional Officer Moderate-term OJT
Detention Officer Moderate-term OJT
Dispatcher: Police, Fire & Ambulance Long-term OJT
Law Enforcement Officer (Wyoming Highway Patrol Officer) Long-term OJT
Law Enforcement Officer/Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff Moderate-term OJT
Wyoming Real Estate Commission Real Estate Broker Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Real Estate Salesperson Postsecondary Vocational Training
Wyoming State Board of Embalming Crematory Operator Associate’s Degree
Embalmer Postsecondary Vocational Training
Funeral Director Short-term OJT
Wyoming State Board of Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Master’s Degree
Licensed Practical Nurse Associate’s Degree
Nursing Aide Postsecondary Vocational Training
Registered Nurse Associate’s Degree
Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist First Professional Degree
Pharmacy Technician Moderate-term OJT




Table 2: Comparing Wages and Employment of Registered Nurses in the Health Care & Social Assistance and Educational Services Industries
Health Care & Social Assistance Educational Services
Entry-Level Hourly Wagea $23.70 $21.13
Median Hourly Wagea $28.24 $24.51
2010 Employment (Estimated)b 4,223 188
2020 Employment (Projected)b 5,526 215
Net Growth, 2010-2020b 1,303 27
Annual Openings Due to Growth 130 3
Annual Openings Due to Permanent Exits 448 16
aSource: Occupational Employment Statistics ( 
bSource: Wyoming Occupational Projections, 2010 to 2020 ( 



Table 3: Wyoming Average and Median Commuting Distance for Licensed Professionals, Second Quarter 2009 to Third Quarter 2010
Profession N Mean
2009Q2 -
2010Q3 2009Q2 -
Audiologists 22 25.3 25.3 1.6 1.6
Certified Nursing Assistants 4,058 13.8 13.2 2.5 2.3
Chiropractors 53 4.4 4.5 1.6 1.6
Dental Hygienists 294 16.0 13.2 3.0 2.7
Dentists 162 9.7 10.2 1.9 2.0
Embalmers 56 6.0 5.6 1.1 1.1
Hearing Aid Specialists 10 33.3 33.2 4.4 4.4
Licensed Practical Nurses 674 12.4 11.9 2.5 2.4
Optometrists 67 5.8 3.4 2.2 2.2
Physical Therapists 262 13.5 11.6 2.4 2.4
Physical Therapy Assistants 98 18.7 15.7 2.8 2.6
Podiatrists 11 16.0 16.5 1.2 1.2
Psychologists 89 5.4 3.5 1.5 1.5
Radiation Technologists 655 14.2 13.5 3.1 3.0
Registered Nurses 4,298 14.3 13.9 2.9 2.8
Respiratory Therapists 220 12.6 10.4 2.7 2.6
Speech Pathologists 170 16.2 17.0 3.0 2.9
Total 11,199 13.8 13.2 2.7 2.5



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