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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This entrepreneur started young: Five minutes with Magnus Johnson
Magnus Johnson got a jump on a business career years before he was old enough to drive. His company, MagMHJ LLC, is a technology company that specializes in website development and other services.
New TV set-top boxes yield $168M in electricity savings
Consumers saved an estimated $168 million in electricity last year as a result of improved efficiency of television set-top boxes, the industry said in a recently released report.
Name change to CVS Health part of plan to halt tobacco sales
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.
Jell-O can't shake its sales slide
NEW YORK — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.
Dairy industry group urges farmers not to allow tours, on-farm interviews
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho dairy industry group has sent a letter to its members urging them to deny media requests for tours and on-farm interviews in the wake of a new law that makes it illegal…
Meet MSUB hall of fame business class
They started in different fields and different eras, but they found something in common in the end: success.
Jefferson Lines finds temporary new home in downtown Billings
The Jefferson Lines bus station has found a temporary home in downtown Billings and is using state money to renovate permanent digs.
At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers
With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need more help.
Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion
Just two years ago, Anvil Corp. was a sleepy little engineering firm on the Billings West End that focused on design for the oil and gas industry in Yellowstone County.
New sugar beet harvester has wow factor
HARDIN — On his second lap around his sugar beet field south of the Crow cutoff, Brett Nedens looked up from his harvester’s controls and realized he was again being followed.
Futurist urges Chamber to be open to learning from young workers
Starting at the bottom and clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder worked for baby boomers and their parents.
Construction industry works to recruit women
Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a…
U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales
A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled governmen…
Beef 'O' Brady's closed for remodel
The Beef ‘O’Brady’s sports pub has closed a little more than a year after it opened at 1223 Grand Ave. in Billings.
Billings Open Studio offers boost for downtown, local photographers
Ted Kim sees his newest business venture as a way to help revitalize downtown Billings. And, in doing so he’s helping local photographers build their business and hone their craft.
Daily N.D. oil production hits record 1.1M barrels
WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest figures available show North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July, a record high, state regulators announced Friday.