Eastern Idaho

Employers are looking for employees with specialty skills in fields like transportation, healthcare, and construction but also value trustworthiness, effective communication, and problem-solving skills. Eastern Idaho’s diverse economy, combined with an economic anchor like the Idaho National Laboratory, continue to grow opportunities in this region. This region will see an increased demand for construction workers over the next 5 to 10 years.
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Idaho Statewide Insight

“Approximately, 4 out of 5 employers have tried to hire someone in the last year.”

The Department of Labor produces detailed regional reports based on current employment data.

Trending jobs in Idaho


Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Typical Salary: $51,810

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes “Millwrights” (49-9044), “Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines” (49-3042), and “Maintenance Workers, Machinery” (49-9043).

Required Training:
High School Diploma or Equivalent


Registered Nurses

Typical Salary: $67,110

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists” (29-1151), “Nurse Midwives” (29-1161), and “Nurse Practitioners” (29-1171).

Required Training:
Bachelor’s Degree


Web Developers

Typical Salary: $54,720

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content. Excludes “Multimedia Artists and Animators” (27-1014).

Required Training:
Associate Degree

There are opportunities for training all over Idaho, and even more online. Research opportunities by region, industry or skill.


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