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Utah - Jobs In A Land of Opportunity

Updated on November 23, 2015
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Rising State Economy and New Jobs

Utah has an extremely strong economy, resulting in the personal income of residents of the state growing at a speedier rate than anywhere else in the USA in the first half of 2007.From 2008 - 2016, individual and family incomes also rose.

Utah developed 54,500 new jobs in 2006, or a full 5 percent of all the jobs created in America. Ironically, this state has possessed only 1% of all American jobs up until the point of the New Job Boom in Utah beginning in 2006, as reported by the US Department of Workforce Development. Jobs again increased in both 2010 and 2011 overall (see charts below).

By November 2015, Utah enjoyed a consistent 40,000+ job listings.

The Top 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs in Utah include Medical and Healthcare Industry jobs, along with increasing Information Technology (IT) job positions that can be available in many different businesses and industries. The largest employer sin the state are health and medical organizations, universities, the Mormon Church, the National Guard, and various commercial industries.

Salt Lake City. (Photos this page, public domain.)
Salt Lake City. (Photos this page, public domain.)

Growing Companies In Utah

Salt Lake City International Airport is experiencing a consistent upswing in the number of passengers - many of them business passengers - traveling through the terminal; so much so that the facility is expanding and replacing old runways and concourses. Fifteen (15) different airlines fly out of Salt Lake City International. Passengers have increased from 11 million to 16 million from 1988 - 1993 and today stand at over 2,000,000 per month as of July 2007.

New warehouses, malls, and other commercial developments are developing new jobs for all experience levels. New roads are under contraction and will offer high-paying jobs for some years to come. The housing market is stable and growing, resulting in additional construction related job openings.

Raytheon Co. is the leader in missile manufacturing and will offer hundreds of new jobs in the next several years. They have purchased Oakley Networks to expand sales of computer-security systems to the U.S. Federal Government. The company is a member active in the NASA Commercial Crew.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is constructing a $11,400,000 BioCenter in Logan, Utah in order to manufacture containers for the businesses of life science research, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Multi-million dollar urban renewal projects, including green industries, are also offering high-paying jobs. In addition, the state has several large irrigation and water reclamation projects that require skilled workers.

Utah is also a state that welcome new and expanding businesses:

Aircraft Manufacturing Increases

Airplanes and related vehicles are in high demand in America and around the world. Assemblers are need in Utah for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems.

Jobs Growing by the Largest Percentage to 2022

A surprise to the federal and state employment forecasters, Utah and America coast to coast saw an upswing of demand for Truck Drivers beginning in 2014 and continued throughout 2015. Additional jobs that forecasters believe will increase include:

  1. Geographers
  2. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
  3. Helpers (Labor) for Electricians
  4. Helpers for Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
  5. Brickmasons and Blockmasons
  6. Biomedical Engineers
  7. Painters of Transportation Equipment
  8. Health Specialties Teachers - Postsecondary
  9. Orthotists and Prosthetists
  10. Interpreters and Translators
  11. Credit Counselors
  12. Skincare Specialists
  13. Nursing Instructors and Teachers - Postsecondary
  14. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  15. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  16. Insulation Workers, Mechanical, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
  17. Home Health Aides
  18. Information Security Analysts
  19. Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  20. Physician Assistants - Includes many Nurse Practitionrs

The Uintah and Ouray Reservation of Native American Nations is located in Northeastern Utah at Fort Duchesne.

Popular Attractions In Utah

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A markerAshley National Forest -
Ashley National Forest, 355 N Vernal Ave, Vernal, UT 84078, USA
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B markerFort Duchesne -
Fort Duchesne, UT, USA
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C markerFlaming Gorge Reservoir -
Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Ashley National Forest, United States
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D markerDinosaur National Monument -
Dinosaur National Monument, 4545 U.S. 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610, USA
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Dinosaur National Monument

This Dinosaur National Monument Park provides 10,000 years of dinosaur history.

The cliff face of the Dinosaur Quarry in this national park features 1,500+ dinosaur bone fossils embedded in it in the side of a mountain. A virtual tour is available online at the link below.

The Fremont Indians lived in Dinosaur National Monument Park since as along ago as 800 - 1,200 into the past, followed by the Ute and Shoshone, whose descendants live there today.

Dinosaur National Monument

Native Business Locations In Utah

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A markerIbapah UY -
Ibapah, UT 84034, USA
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B markerFort Duchesne UT -
Fort Duchesne, UT, USA
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C markerCedar City UT -
Cedar City, UT, USA
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D markerGrantsville UT -
Grantsville, UT 84029, USA
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Native American Business

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation: Post Office Box 6104; Ibapah UT 84034

  • (801) 234-1136

Northern Ute: Uintah & Ouray; Post Office Box 190; Fort Duchesne UT 84026

  • (435) 722-5141

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Tribal Council: 600 North 100 East Paiute Drive; Cedar City UT 84720

  • (801) 586-1112

Skull Valley: P.O. Box 150; Grantsville UT 84029

  • (801) 931-6126

Native North American Petroglyphs Are Abundant

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Higher Education in Utah

  • Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah. This is also the largest employer in the State of Utah, hiring faculty, administrative, research, and clerical staff. The Cedartree Memorial Pow Wow is an annual event at the end of March on this university campus, admission free to BYU students.
  • College of Eastern Utah: Price
  • Dixie State College: St. George
  • George Wythe College: Cedar City
  • LDS Business College: Salt Lake City
  • Neumont University: South Jordan, Utah
  • Salt Lake Community College: Redwood, South City, Jordan, and Miller, plus satellite campuses
  • Snow College: Ephraim, Utah
  • Southern Utah University: Cedar City
  • University of Utah: Salt Lake City
  • Utah State University: Logan
  • Utah Valley State College: Orem
  • Weber State University: Ogden
  • Westminster College: Salt Lake City

Sports Opportunities in Utah

College and High School

League Teams

  • Ogden Raptors (A) - Ogden
  • Salt Lake Stingers (PCBL)
  • Utah Grizzlies (IHL) - Salt Lake City

Professional Sports Teams

Arenas and Stadiums

© 2007 Patty Inglish

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      James Denice 9 years ago from las vegas NV

      this is good I am going to make my next vacation to Salt Lake City UT

      You did a nice job I give you a 10


    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      Wow! - The Hub Olympics! I thank the judges :)

      Thanks for the comments and encouraging score. Researching this Hub, I decided I want to go to Utah, too. Beautiful!

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      masselinio,joseph 5 years ago

      wow what a nice state and a beautiful one too

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      Essence 22 months ago

      Well done research

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