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Careers in Montana

Most Popular Careers by City in Montana:

Job opportunities vary greatly by location. As the tables below clearly show, individual cities and towns offer employment opportunities which differ from those you'll find in other places. Some places feature jobs in technology, some in manufacturing, others in education, etc. Whether choosing a career path or seeking a new job, it pays to consider which careers are favored in the area in which you live or to which are willing to move.

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NOTE: A Career Popularity level of 1.0 indicates the national average; a popularity rating of 3.5, for example, indicates that the career is 3.5 times as prevalent locally than it is nationally.

Billings Employment and Careers

Ten careers significantly more common in Billings and surrounding towns than in most metro areas nationwide.

Job Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Popularity*
vs. Avg.
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers $58,880 310 18.9
Clergy $32,620 160 7.4
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers $47,370 130 4.7
Surveyors $55,640 120 4.2
Bartenders $17,200 1,140 4.1
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers $21,440 140 3.9
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines $37,410 220 3.4
Helpers--carpenters $23,690 130 3.4
Structural metal fabricators and fitters $31,800 180 3.2
Tire repairers and changers $23,160 150 3.2

Great Falls Employment and Careers

Ten careers significantly more common in Great Falls and surrounding towns than in most metro areas nationwide.

Job Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Popularity*
vs. Avg.
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians $48,530 110 5
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines $44,600 100 4
Bartenders $18,240 380 3.5
Cooks, fast food $16,870 380 3.4
Medical records and health information technicians $27,600 120 3.3
Automotive body and related repairers $31,190 100 3.2
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors $21,060 160 3.1
Personal and home care aides $20,960 270 2.8
Child care workers $17,660 330 2.6
Educational, vocational, and school counselors $36,470 130 2.5

Missoula Employment and Careers

Ten careers significantly more common in Missoula and surrounding towns than in most metro areas nationwide.

Job Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Popularity*
vs. Avg.
Logging equipment operators $37,870 110 47.1
Food preparation workers $15,470 1,300 4.4
Coaches and scouts $20,700 240 4.3
Surveying and mapping technicians $35,750 100 4.3
Mental health counselors $31,850 130 3.9
Personal and home care aides $20,300 590 3.8
Tire repairers and changers $25,400 110 3.8
Bartenders $18,810 570 3.3
Physical therapists $52,020 180 3.1
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks $16,800 210 2.9

* A Career Popularity level of 1.0 indicates the national average; a popularity rating of 3.5, for example, indicates that the career is 3.5 times as prevalent locally than it is nationally.

Analysis (above) provided by CityTownInfo.com, based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census.