Each State Has an 'Iconic' Job. Here Are 10

Some may surprise you
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2017 11:23 AM CST
Hanging out on the balmy beaches of Hawaii? Doesn't sound like a bad gig.   (Getty Images/katrinaelena)

(Newser) – Think Las Vegas and "casinos" probably pop into your head—meaning it won't be surprising to learn that gaming service worker is the job that's statistically the epitome of Nevada. 24/7 Wall St. crunched the concentration of particular jobs in every state and measured that figure against nationwide stats to come up with what it deems the "most iconic" job in each state—which, taken all together, "highlight each state's unique contribution to the highly diverse US economy." Ten states and their showcased jobs here:

  • California: farmworkers and laborers (crop, nursery, and greenhouse)
  • Colorado: atmospheric and space scientists

  • Florida: special education teachers
  • Hawaii: dancers
  • Maryland: court reporters
  • Missouri: locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants
  • New Jersey: shampooers
  • New York: fashion designers
  • South Carolina: tire builders
  • Utah: telephone operators
Find what job represents your state, and all of the others, here. (The 10 best jobs in the US.)

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