6 Percent of Nurses in Wyoming are Male

Laramie, WY – A women's studies professor at the University of Wyoming says the lack of men in jobs traditionally taken by females contributes to one of the worst gender wage gaps in the nation. Professor Cathy Connolly says she is worried that more men don't work as nurses and teachers.

Meanwhile, the Department of Employment's Tom Gallagher says males represent 6 percent of all nurses in the state. Data from the Department of Education shows 14 percent of elementary school teachers in 2005 were men. The latest data from Wyoming shows men made almost twice as much as women in 2006.