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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To deliver bouquets around Washington, D.C., Karin’s Florist has two big vans, two small ones and a boxy little wagon that’s clinging to life.
Study finds treadmill desks, excercise balls help boost workers' productivity
It may be just the kind of place anyone would want to work. In one area sits a foosball table, pingpong table and video golf game to help employees break through creative blocks. In another ar…
With spring at hand, Billings retail bike industry is branching out
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Rimrock Auto Group's new GMC Cadillac store already attracting new customers
Billings auto dealer Steve Zabawa believes that Rimrock Auto Group’s new GMC Cadillac store on Shiloh Road is the best location in Billings.
For the health of it: Gluten-free products are a fast-growing segment in food
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Special Report: Custom jeweler always had his sights on running his own business
Throughout his extended training, Elichai Fowler knew that sooner or later he would own his own custom jewelry business.
Growth on Shiloh Road leads to expansion for Stockman Bank
When Stockman Bank opened a branch at 1450 Shiloh Road 12 years ago, employees sometimes joked about working at a frontier outpost.
Entrepreneurs: Celebrating traditions at heart of Laurel restaurant
The restaurant is named for the great-grandmother of one of the cooks, and the old-fashioned aprons of other grandmothers hang on the wall.
Fuel fix: Duo recycles leftover propane from bottles
Brad Fimrite and Wayne Wilson of Billings helped Yellowstone National Park solve a nagging waste disposal issue by developing a machine that recycles leftover fuel from propane cylinders that …
St. V’s continues expansion by buying up 2 more private practices
One year after buying Frontier Cancer Center, St. Vincent Healthcare has purchased two more private practices in Billings — the Montana Heart Institute and Big Sky OB/GYN.
The changing lives of baby doctors
Jean Randall’s mother was Dr. Dan Molloy’s patient when he was a surgeon in Whitefish.