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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Cupcake shop coming downtown to former Paula's Edibles site
The former home of Paula’s Edibles didn’t stay vacant for long in downtown Billings.
She's a card, and she makes them too: Five Minutes with Bernie Wahl
Snarky, sarcastic and occasionally obnoxious. That’s how Bernie Wahl, the brains behind Budugalee Cards, describes her sense of humor. Wahl’s handmade greeting cards combine vintage photos, us…
Montana patents
Below are listed U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors Aug. 26 through Sept. 23, 2014. For assistance in patent filing, call Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease at 406-294-9000.
FedEx Ground unveils new $38m shipping center
FedEx Ground has opened its new West End transfer hub.
EPA approves new version of 2,4-D herbicide for engineered crops
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
Dealership celebrates 70th birthday by donating to nonprofits
To celebrate its 70th birthday, Underriner Motors has donated much needed items to Billings nonprofits.
Tesla Motors opens Supercharger station in Missoula
Pamela Hill pulled her boss’s electric Tesla sedan up to a futuristic-looking "pump" in the parking lot of the Grant Creek Inn at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Less than 50 minutes later, she “unplugged…
N.D. awards schools, airports oil-impact grants
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $5 million in grants to schools and airports in the state's oil-producing region.
Williston sharply increases development fines
WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston's Building Authority has sharply increased fines for developers who sidestep city ordinances in the interest of speed and convenience.
Scammer hits Bozeman-based credit card processor
Bozeman-based Frontline Processing announced last week that one of its merchants, Lazy J Motel in Big Timber, was victim of a phone scam.
Rate hikes follow homeowner insurance claims
Montana homeowners could see their insurance premiums rise 13 percent after making one claim, higher than the national average, a recent industry survey stated.
New bypasses improve traffic flow, quality of life in Bakken towns
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined with state and local officials here Tuesday to christen three truck bypasses in western North Dakota, paving the way for once-quiet communities…
4th office building planned for TransWestern Plaza
The owners of the TransWestern Plaza in downtown Billings say they are planning to build a fourth office building to meet growing demand.
N.D. oil conditioning standards will have flexibility, Helms says
BISMARCK, N.D. — New standards for conditioning North Dakota crude oil to make it safer for shipment will provide flexibility and could come up for approval next month, the state’s top oil and…
Shipton's Big R opening Heights store next year
Shipton’s Big R, a farm and ranch supply and apparel store, is planning to open a third Billings location next spring at the corner of Main Street and Jerrie Lane in the Heights.
Billings has 3rd-biggest jump in country for September home sales
Eileen Ziler picked a good time to sell her Billings West End home.