Top 10 Careers
The year's hottest jobs are hiring in droves, paying well, and providing room to grow.


Registered Nurse $44,190-$95,130
Software Developer $54,360-$87,790
Pharmacist $82,090-$138,620
Medical Assistant $20,810-$40,190
Database Administrator $41,570-$115,660
Web Developer $43,190-$119,940
Computer Systems Analyst $48,360-$119,070
Physical Therapist $53,620-$107,920
Computer Programmer $40,820-$114,180
Occupational $48,920-$102,520
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Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion
Just two years ago, Anvil Corp. was a sleepy little engineering firm on the Billings West End that focused on design for the oil and gas industry in Yellowstone County.
New sugar beet harvester has wow factor
HARDIN — On his second lap around his sugar beet field south of the Crow cutoff, Brett Nedens looked up from his harvester’s controls and realized he was again being followed.
Futurist urges Chamber to be open to learning from young workers
Starting at the bottom and clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder worked for baby boomers and their parents.
Construction industry works to recruit women
Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a…
U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales
A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled governmen…
Beef 'O' Brady's closed for remodel
The Beef ‘O’Brady’s sports pub has closed a little more than a year after it opened at 1223 Grand Ave. in Billings.
Billings Open Studio offers boost for downtown, local photographers
Ted Kim sees his newest business venture as a way to help revitalize downtown Billings. And, in doing so he’s helping local photographers build their business and hone their craft.
Daily N.D. oil production hits record 1.1M barrels
WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest figures available show North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July, a record high, state regulators announced Friday.
Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars
SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
Montana Monster Munchies in Bozeman is hiring
BOZEMAN — A Bozeman company that makes gluten-free oatmeal cookies has a three-month contract to ramp up production and is hiring 42 people to help with the work.
Construction begins on Chipotle restaurant at West Park Promenade
Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast-casual eatery, is building its first Montana restaurant at West Park Promenade in Billings.
Tongue River Railroad told to turn over documents
Sponsors of a proposed railroad that would open Montana’s huge coal reserves to new mining must turn over documents about the project’s economics to a conservation group that’s opposed to the …
CHS’s Laurel refinery plans $406 million upgrade
CHS Inc. recently announced a $406 million upgrade for its oil refinery in Laurel to boost diesel production and efficiency.
Minot men try to crowd fund brewery
WILLISTON, N.D. — Three Minot natives are trying to crowd fund an effort to bring craft beer to the city.
Attorney: Bakken boom town strippers' pay short-changed
WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston attorney is leading a class-action lawsuit against the oil boomtown's two strip clubs, saying they violated state and federal laws by classifying dancers as indep…
From Simply Wine to Simply Mac, mall space transforms in time for new iPhone pre-orders
As thousands of people around the country line up early Sept. 19 to get their hands on Apple’s latest iPhone, Billings will have an Apple unveiling of its own.