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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Arch Coal and Cloud Peak report second-quarter losses
CASPER, Wyo. — Coal’s blues continue.
Company plans Bakken developments worth $65 million
WILLISTON, N.D. — A New York company is planning residential and commercial developments worth at least $65 million in the North Dakota oil patch town of Watford City.
64-room hotel opens in Billings near Cabela's
Billings’ newest lodging, My Place Hotel, opened last week, a key victory for a development supported by public funds.
North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks
WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agen…
Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to st…
Montana Revenue Department auctioning off unclaimed items
Unclaimed jewelry, rare coins, trinkets and other collectibles across Montana will soon be up for grabs to the highest bidder.
Taco Treat adding Heights, West End locations
Taco lovers in Billings Heights and the West End will soon have a new treat.
Salad store reopens with new name, Greens & More
Greens & More is the same salad store, but under a different, more flexible brand at West Park Promenade, its new owner said last week.
With anchor Scheels leaving, Rimrock Mall facing big challenges
Walking through Rimrock Mall and meeting community members, new mall manager Devin Hartley is usually confronted with one common question.
Compounding pharmacy can tailor medications to the individual
As good as traditional pharmacies are at dispensing just what the doctor ordered, they can’t always be exactly right.
North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed
DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled.
Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill
SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.
Tesla Motors installs charging station for electric cars in Billings
If you drive a Tesla electric sedan — or you’re thinking about purchasing one — you’ll have no trouble quickly juicing it up locally for a cross-country trip.
Official: Saltwater spill cleanup could take years
WILLISTON, N.D. — The site where an underground pipeline leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the North Dakota badlands earlier this month could take years to clean up, an official of Na…
Groups gearing up for newest coal fight
Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.
Montana woman, Tanzanian husband team up for safari business
It was by happenstance that Jamie Pearson and her husband, Dieter Zimmermann, discovered Tupo Africa Safaris. But it was a stroke of luck for the Billings family of four.