Living my life in Montana (with a bit of it in North Dakota throughout the years...), I have seen plenty of uniquely Montanan jobs come and go. However, if you are new to Montana... or just simply want to know about some unique jobs (most of which are hiring right now), we've got you covered.

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Jobs Unique To Every State

Before getting to Montana, what unique jobs are across the US? According to, these are the unique jobs for each and every other state.

  • Alabama: Tire Builders
  • Alaska: Mining Machine Operator
  • Arizona: Astronomers
  • Arkansas: Forest Fire Inspector & Prevention Specialist
  • California: Farmworkers and Laborers
  • Colorado: Atmospheric & Space Scientists
  • Connecticut: Athletes
  • Delaware: Meat, Poultry & Fish Cutters & Trimmers
  • District of Columbia: Political Scientist
  • Florida: Misc Construction & Related Workers
    • Really, Florida? That's all you got?
  • Georgia: Textile Winding, Twisting & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators & Tenders
  • Hawaii: Airfield Operations Specialist
  • Idaho: Forest & Conservation Technicians
  • Illinois: Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Indiana: Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
  • Iowa: Agricultural & Food Science Technicians
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  • Kansas: Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging & Systems Assemblers
  • Kentucky: Mine Shuttle Car Operators
  • Louisiana: Sailors & Marine Oilers
  • Maine: Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders
  • Maryland: Astronomers
  • Massachusetts: Biocemists & Biophysicists
  • Michigan: Model Makers, Meta & Plastic
  • Minnesota: Radio Operators
    • Not Radio, like us. Radio, as is weather communications.
  • Mississippi: Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers
  • Missouri: Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders
  • Nebraska: Dredge Operators
  • Nevada: Gaming Service Workers
  • New Hampshire: Correspondence Clerks
  • New Jersey: Biochemists & Biophysicists
  • New Mexico: Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas
  • New York: Fashion Designers
  • North Carolina: Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
  • North Dakota: Extraction Workers
  • Ohio: Engine & Other Machine Assemblers
  • Oklahoma: Rock Splitters, Quarry
  • Oregon: Logging Workers
  • Pennsylvania: Ambulance Drivers & Attendants (non EMT)
  • Rhode Island: Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators & Tenders
  • South Carolina: Tire Builders
  • South Dakota: Forest & Conservation Workers
  • Tennessee: Forging Machine Setters, Operators & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
  • Texas: Petroleum Engineers
  • Utah: Historians
  • Vermont: Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Virginia: Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
  • Washington: Logging Workers
  • West Virginia: Roof Bolters, Mining
  • Wisconsin: Animal Breeders
  • Wyoming: Wellhead Pumpers
    • Guam: Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers
    • Puerto Rico: Radio Operators, Services
    • Virgin Islands: Captains, Mates & Pilots - Water Vessels

With that big list... what Unique Montana Jobs could there be?

Turns out, quite a few! One reoccurring job that is uniquely Montanan is "Wrangler". No, not the jeans. Wranglers are needed across the US, but for sure that job is pure Montanan.

Cowboy roping on his horse silhouette

What's a Wrangler? Someone who is employed to handle livestock and animals, sometimes a bit more than just cattle and horses. Wikipedia has all you need to know.

Another job would be "Fly Fishing Guide", for those looking to spend their days outdoors in the summer, and people who enjoy teaching others their craft.

Photo by Sticker Mule on Unsplash
Photo by Sticker Mule on Unsplash

If you're looking for a summer outdoor job, check out the link below:

What are your thoughts?

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