For someone who is looking for jobs in Idaho, understanding the employment market from last year is a great way to recognize your personal prospects and identify areas worth exploring for professional security.Just like most parts of the United States, Idaho too had the bear the brunt of the recession that hit the country in 2007. Since then, the number of jobs in the state has gone down by 5%. At a loss of 48,000 jobs – the current estimated figure of the number of jobs in the states is – 875,000. Considering the fact that the state is one of the lesser populated regions of the country, this loss of Idaho jobs is costing them a lot more than one can imagine.With about 66, 000 people unemployed in a population of about 1.6million people, we can only hope that 2013 is more promising for its citizens.Having said that, here is a list of some of the best paying jobs in Idaho -1. Physicians and Surgeons with a per hour earning of 77.84 dollars.2. Dentists with an hourly earnings of 68.03 dollars3. Orthodontists earned about 56.27 dollars per hour4. Maxillofacial and Oral surgeons earned about 56.01 dollars per hour5. Pharmacists come in 5th with an hour earning of 47.62 dollars per hourBesides this, the best job was considered to be that of Nuclear Engineers, that not only are paid well, but also have the highest professional concentration in the state. In the past 5 years, this discipline has been able to add only about 63 more openings- which match the job growth rate of pharmacists as well as education administration.Statistics suggest that most of the highest paying jobs haven’t been able to exhibit any actual growth in 2012 in fact there are quite a few that have suggested an unfortunate decline.Jobs for judges went down by 5% in 2012. In addition to this, Engineering Managers lost 11% of the jobs in the market, while computer hardware engineers were worst hit with a drop in jobs by 22%.Also, trends exhibit that every single job on the list of the highest paying jobs in the state requires its work force to have a bachelor’s degree, professional degree, doctoral as well as significant work experience.Fasting Growing Careers Just like the highest paying jobs in the states, a look at the fastest growing careers in Idaho will show you that occupations within the realms of healthcare dominate the list. In addition to this, prospects for Electrical Power-line Installers and Repairers grew the most – where the discipline experienced a growth of 17%. Also, the requirement for Registered nurses grew by 16%, which means that there are about 11,000 jobs for Registered nurses in the state.Other careers that experienced growth include the likes of medical and health services managers, financial managers and physical therapists who all saw an increase of about 150 – 200 jobs in Idaho market. With that, the stabilising economy gives the local market a ray of hope in a slow but improving employment scenario.