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Career and Education Opportunities for Correctional Officers in Wyoming

Wyoming has a population of 544,270, which has grown by 10.22% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming's capital and biggest city is Cheyenne.

About 690 people are currently employed as correctional officers in Wyoming. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 22% to 830 people employed. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for correctional officers are expected to grow by about 9.4%. In general, correctional officers guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures.

The income of a correctional officer is about $17 hourly or $37,110 annually on average in Wyoming. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $18 per hour or $38,380 yearly on average. Earnings for correctional officers are the same as earnings in the general category of Correctional in Wyoming and better than general Correctional category earnings nationally. People working as correctional officers can fill a number of jobs, such as: gate guard, lock up keeper, and gate watchman.

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 the preceding year. 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 destinations include the Cheyenne Storage LLC, the Cheyenne Depot Museum, and the Union Pacific Historical Society.

CITIES WITH Correctional Officer OPPORTUNITIES IN Wyoming


JOB DESCRIPTION: Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, correctional officers guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. They also may guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, or other point.

Every day, correctional officers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to speak clearly. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

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.