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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Williston group has major plans for downtown
WILLISTON, N.D. — With an influx of new stores, the growing Williston Downtowners Association has big plans.
Former Bakken oil worker files lawsuit about overtime pay
FARGO, N.D. — A worker in the North Dakota oil patch says his employer illegally classified him and other employees as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes and employee benefits.
Tourism group to promote Billings at Minneapolis airport
Billings tourism officials hope to put the Magic City on the minds of Twin Cities travelers this holiday season.
Williston transplant wants to put a musical take on the Bakken
WILLISTON, N.D. — Keesha Renna is drawn to stories, and in her adopted city of Williston, the tales of struggle, heartache and loneliness are boundless.
BNSF, communities at cross arms over train blockages
NEW SALEM — The mayor of New Salem has had her fill of kids crawling under railroad cars and people driving around crossings when the arms are down with no train in sight.
N.D. energy workers contain oil, water spill
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says workers have contained 317 barrels of saltwater and four barrels of oil after a spill in the state's northwest corner.
NorthWestern purchase of Montana dams complete
BUTTE — NorthWestern Corp. announced its $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities in Montana from PPL Montana was completed Tuesday.
Boxed in: Online shopping increase puts holiday crunch on package companies to fill job openings
Spurred by rising online sales, package handlers in the Billings area are scrambling to find temporary help during the mad rush of the holiday season.
2 buildings under construction at Transtech Center on West End
Two new buildings valued at a combined $5.5 million are under construction at Transtech Center on the West End, a good sign for a development slowed by the recession.
Container shippers fear shutdown; BNSF denies reports of terminal closures
FARGO, N.D. — Regional exporters that deal in value-added ag product shipments say their container shipments have been disrupted by rail restrictions in St. Paul and Chicago container-loading yards.
From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken
WILLISTON, N.D. — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.
As oil prices fall, N.D. budget officials mull impact
FARGO, N.D. — As North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple works on a budget for the next biennium, he’ll have to assume that less money will be going into state coffers because of falling oil prices.
Old Stevensville mill site to house new wood products company
STEVENSVILLE – Sawdust and Stevensville have been part of Lindsy Bean’s family tree for at least three generations.
'Oil and Water' exhibit portrays N.D.'s resources
FARGO, N.D. — An art exhibit by college students and professors about North Dakota's most precious - and controversial - resources will soon be on display in the heart of oil country.
Pita Pit expands into Dillon
DILLON — Dillon is an outside-the-box market for most chain restaurants. That’s not scaring a company that’s betting pitas can envelop the fast-food landscape.
BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in N.D.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this week by BNSF Railway, as the company works to ease the backlog o…