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Career and Education Opportunities for Greenhouse Assistants in Wyoming

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and largest city is Cheyenne.

There are currently 140 working greenhouse assistants in Wyoming; this should grow 18% to 160 working greenhouse assistants in the state by 2016. In general, greenhouse assistants work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

A person working as a greenhouse assistant can expect to earn about $11 per hour or $24,090 per year on average in Wyoming and about $8 hourly or $17,960 annually on average in the U.S. as a whole. Incomes for greenhouse assistants are not quite as good as in the overall category of Farming in Wyoming, and not quite as good as the overall Farming category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Approximately 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist attractions include the Messenger Brothers Carriage Service, the Union Pacific Historical Society, and the Cowgirls of the West Museum & Gifts.

CITIES WITH Greenhouse Assistant OPPORTUNITIES IN Wyoming


JOB DESCRIPTION: Greenhouse Assistant

Greenhouse Assistant video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, greenhouse assistants work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

Every day, greenhouse assistants are expected to be able to lift, push and move large and heavy objects. They need to use lower back and abdominal strength. It is also important that they twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Wyoming include:

  • Forestry Conservation Worker. Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect forest, forested areas, and woodlands through such activities as raising and transporting tree seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to trees; and building erosion and water control structures and leaching of forest soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Wyoming

Wyoming
Wyoming photo by David Jolley

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and most populous city is Cheyenne. In 2008, there were a total of 404,855 jobs in Wyoming. The average annual income was $48,580 in 2008, up from $46,726 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Wyoming was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.2% since the previous year. Roughly 21.9% of Wyoming residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Wyoming include mining, mining (except oil), and crude petroleum gas extraction. Notable tourist destinations include the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, the Nelson Museum of the West, and the Union Pacific Historical Society.