Wyoming is a fun state, especially if you get paid to play. They might not be the most lucrative jobs, but here's our list of the ten coolest gigs in the Cowboy State.

Whitewater Rafting Guide - There are over a dozen rafting tours in Wyoming. Can you think of a better way to spend the summer than floating down the Snake River? Neither can we.

Hang Gliding Pilot - Thrill seekers can fly through the Tetons at Cowboy Up Hang Gliding in Wilson. Experienced pilots Bart, Tiki and Luke get paid to keep them safe.

Beer Taster - At the Black Tooth Brewing Company in Sheridan, they employ a panel of quality control experts who spend their days sampling beers. Talk about a sweet job.

Wild Life Photographer - Wyoming is a wonderland for hundreds of professional photographers. Many of them fetch a pretty penny for their work.

Cabin Caretaker - Believe it or not, you can make a lot of money taking care of cabins for rich people who rarely stay in them. Most of the cabin caretakers in Wyoming work part-time and get free room and board.

Llama Rider - Five Cowboy State outfitters offer guided pack tours on Llamas and horseback. Why hike up a mountain when you ride up on a llama?

Dinosaur Archaeologist - The Cowboy State boasts one of the largest collections of dinosaur bones in the world. Scientists around the state are working to unearth even more priceless artificacts from the Jurassic age.

Safari Guide - Several companies guide tourists on wildlife safaris around Yellowstone National Park, driving through the back country in search of bear, moose, eagles and mountain lions.

Zipline Operator - At Sleeping Giant Zipline in Cody, guests fly 930 feet above the Shoshone National Forest. It's a fun place to work, unless you're afraid of heights.

Ghost Hunter - If there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? The ghostbusters at Rocky Mountain Paranormal Investigations can help find keep those restless spirits away.

Honorable Mention: Snowmobile guide, dog sled driver, fishing guide, hunting guide and the University of Wyoming's public address announcer.



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