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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Absarokee-based bank appoints new president
Absarokee-based United Bank has appointed retired banking executive Terry Lobdell as interim bank president following the unexpected death of former president Don Vondra.
Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte
BUTTE — At a time when local officials are trying to grow manufacturing in Butte-Silver Bow County, one of the area’s top prospects for adding jobs this year is in the sector that dominated fo…
Bakken wives worry over job losses
BISMARCK, N.D. — With the price for a barrel of crude oil hovering below $50 per barrel, the wives and girlfriends of the men who came to the Bakken to work are facing worries of their own.
Home sales in Billings hit record territory in 2014
It’s getting tougher for investor Jeremy Freyenhagen to find homes in Billings to fix up.
Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays
DICKINSON, N.D. — The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production.
Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown
Customers at Doc Harper’s in downtown Billings will see the inspiration for the new business once they walk in the door.
Freight booming at Billings airport
Shipments of packages and other freight cargo fueled a busy 2014 at Billings Logan International Airport and helped boost the local economy, officials said Friday.
Vann's appliance store remains closed; future unclear
The Billings Vann’s store has yet to reopen after an abrupt holiday closure, and officials with the Florida-based parent company aren’t saying if it ever will reopen.
Williston to shut down man camps for new fire sprinkler systems
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission voted this week to close the doors on two man camps for not having proper fire sprinkler systems installed.
Company owner dies at Bakken oil well site
MANDAREE, N.D. — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at an oil well near Mandaree.
1 dead, 1 injured in Bakken oilfield accident
BISMARCK, N.D. — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at a QEP Resources oil well location near Mandaree.
Noodles & Company opening in Bozeman, Missoula
MISSOULA — Noodles & Company has announced plans to open seven restaurants across Montana.
With gas falling, sales of SUVs, trucks rising
Kenny Palagi’s job selling Suburbans and SUVs is a little easier these days.
Pump you up: Health clubs get in step for January membership wave
Dan Boyle needs more time than expected to get his Beyond Average Joe’s gym ready in downtown Billings for the biggest season of the year.
Abercrombie and Fitch store in Rimrock Mall to close Jan. 24
It’s a tough time to be a retailer to teens and young adults.
Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat
WASHINGTON — A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack O…