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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Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings
Charter Communications is seeking to hire 100 new employees in Billings, primarily in sales and customer retention, company officials announced Wednesday.
Email outage hits Charter customers
Officials at Charter Communications say they are working to fix problems with the email system for customers with Bresnan.net addresses in Montana.
Developers still seeking oil patch housing in tiny Fryburg
FRYBURG, N.D. — Despite a predicted downturn in oil drilling, developers whose proposed project was rejected earlier this year, are back with a scaled-down plan to turn the former Fryburg scho…
Laughing Sun Brewing moves into distribution
BISMARCK, N.D. — A local brew house is taking advantage of a new law allowing small brewers to distribute their own beer.
Tennessee family enjoying new life in Bakken
MINOT, N.D. -- Nick Vaughn earns in two nights what took him two weeks to make in his home state of Tennessee.
Energy company plans diesel, natural gas plants in N.D., Montana
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A Williston-based energy company has plans to roll out at least four plants in the Bakken region that would refine crude into diesel and strip natural gas liquids from oil.
Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.
North Dakota still just dabbling in lottery
MOORHEAD – Moham Mitchell spends a lot of money on lottery tickets here every week at the Orton’s gas station near Minnesota’s first exit off Interstate 94.
North Dakota state budget doesn't lean on lottery cash
FARGO, N.D. — Among states that offer lotteries, North Dakota’s budget is the least reliant on the lottery.
Bakken co-op customers to receive free electricity for 3 months
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative in North Dakota’s oil patch had a great year, and now it’s paying it back to its customers.
Billings Chamber renewing push for local option sales tax
At Trailhead Spirits in downtown Billings, owner Casey McGowan is selling the Montana brand as much as his own products. So it’s worth jacking up his prices if the money comes back to his community.
Bakken flaring rate drops below imposed threshold
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry is coming in even lower than the targets set by new rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil producti…
Gallery Interiors to move into downtown Bottega shop
Once the Bottega women’s clothing store leaves downtown Billings, the spot in the historic Kress building won’t be vacant long.
Williston strip clubs lose liquor license for 60 days
WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston’s city commissioners have unanimously approved suspending the liquor licenses of two downtown strip clubs after increasing calls to the two businesses and violation…
ABC "Shark Tank" star to headline Billings chamber event
The Billings Chamber of Commerce has caught a pretty big fish for its annual breakfast next spring.
New Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants planned for Billings, Bozeman
The owner of the Buffalo Wild Wings franchises in Montana is planning to bring a new restaurant chain into the state, including a shop in Billings.