Montana Jobs in Healthcare and Services

Lake McDonald: Largest lake in Glacier National Park
Lake McDonald: Largest lake in Glacier National Park | Source

Montana Job Surge

Jobs advertised in Montana show particular increases in those among Healthcare, Insurance, and Information Technology since 2014.

The most highly in-demand new workers are found in a group of 20 different job titles that are most often advertised in Montana.

These job advertised most often in 2016 - 2018 are the fastest growing in the career fields of

  1. Social & Human Services,
  2. Healthcare,
  3. Education, and
  4. Insurance and Finance (Including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a top employer).

Montana - Northwest Central USA

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A markerMontana -
Montana, USA
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B markerBlackfeet Reservation -
Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Blackfeet, MT, USA
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C markerGlacier National Park -
Glacier National Park, Montana 59936, USA
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D markerChief Cliff -
Chief Cliff, Montana 59929, USA
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Located in Flathead Valley, this is vital to Kootenai Nation's creation stories.

Neighbor of Canada

Montana is located just south of Alberta Province, from where raw materials like oil tar sands originate and travel through the Montana region southward to Texas via oil pipelines. In the 2010s, additional pipelines were proposed and begun, but interrupted by various protest groups, including native North Americans of long stature.

Statewide Wildlife

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Montana bison. A herd moved to Alberta, Canada in 1870 and their descendants were brought back to the Blackfeet Nation in 2016.Horse ranching in Montana.Chief CliffBighorn ram
Montana bison. A herd moved to Alberta, Canada in 1870 and their descendants were brought back to the Blackfeet Nation in 2016.
Montana bison. A herd moved to Alberta, Canada in 1870 and their descendants were brought back to the Blackfeet Nation in 2016. | Source
Horse ranching in Montana.
Horse ranching in Montana. | Source
Chief Cliff
Chief Cliff | Source
Bighorn ram
Bighorn ram | Source

Employment and Industry Trends

Major Market Products and Services

Manufacturing: Made In America

The Blackfeet Indian Nation (B on the map above) is successful in manufacturing as well as a number of other industries in Montana, adding to the number of Made In America products available in the United States.

Big Data

IT database administrators, programmers, and engineers are needed in social and human service capacities, especially related to databases and data analysis that is used to justify new grants and continuing grant funding for various projects and the operation of important community based organizations (CBOs).

IT is also important to education and healthcare functions, and especially important to the insurance industry. Insurance companies need IT professionals in personnel and payroll, and several other departments, including those that deal with statistics related to life insurance, health insurance, major medical insurance, group insurance, rehabilitation programs and others.

Jobs In Highest Demand

Albertsons: groceries, home & beauty, other retail.

Town Pump, Inc.: Convenience Stores.

Fast Food & Casual Dining: Pizza Hut, McDonalds,

PetSmart: Retail pet care and supplies

Kalispell Regional Medical Center

State of Montana: Government jobs

Shopko: Retail and healthcare products

Montana State University

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital

Safeway: groceries and related

Holiday Stationstores, Inc.: Gas Stations, Travel Centers

Billings, Montana Clinic

Green industries and sustainable businesses are growing. Businesses, jobs, and careers developed through recycling and renewable or sustainable energy resources offer not only the new "green collar" jobs, but positions in IT, education, and other lines of endeavor. Green industry and alternative energy offer increasing numbers of jobs every year.

Many of Montana's largest employers specialize in the fields of Healthcare or Insurance.

Another 4 of the state's largest employers are Native American companies or agencies. The remaining 4 largest employers in Montana are a US Air Force Base, a major university, a large tourist resort, and a large mining company.

All of these companies together employ thousands of people each year and are expanding to offer additional jobs and opportunities for advancement.


Yellowstone National Park: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Yellowstone National Park: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho | Source

Top 10 Industry Growth Sectors To 2025

1) Healthcare

2) Construction

3) Accommodation & Food Service

4) Retail Trade

5) Professional & Technical Services

6) Environmental: Administration & Waste: Includes Recycling Operations

7) Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation

8) Finance & Insurance

9) Local Government

10) Transportation: Commercial and Passenger

Highest Demand Occupations to 2020

  1. Registered Nurses: Median annual pay was $60,720 in 2015
  2. General and Operations Managers
  3. Accountants and Auditors, including Forensics
  4. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  5. Mainstream High School Teachers
  6. Lawyers
  7. Substitute Teachers
  8. Business Operations Specialists
  9. Physical Therapists: Median annual pay $73,080 in 2015
  10. Mainstream Middle School Teachers

High Demand Jobs With Short-Term Training

  1. Nursing Assistants
  2. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  3. Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics
  4. LPNs and LVNs
  5. Teaching Assistants
  6. Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  7. Forest and Conservation Technicians
  8. Computer User Support Specialists: Help Desk and Other
  9. Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
  10. Medical Assistants

Largest Health and Medical Employers

Barrett Hospital in Dillon

Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls

Billings Clinic

Blue Cross - Blue Shield of Montana

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital

Central Montana Medical Clinic in Livingston

Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains

Colstrip Medical Center

Community Medical Center in Missoula

Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City

Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell

Marcus Daly Hospital in Hamilton

Northern Montana Hospital in Havre

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Glacier National Park in Montana.Ice fishing in Montana winters.
Glacier National Park in Montana.
Glacier National Park in Montana. | Source
Ice fishing in Montana winters.
Ice fishing in Montana winters.

Energy and Green Jobs In Montana

A government-sponsored energy initiative that is opening new types of job possibilities in the state is Montana Rebuild. An initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy to examine adn develop Renewable Energy sources Montana Rebuild is known as a State Energy Program or SEP in Montana and has been under way since 2005.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) joined public buildings, schools, local government facilities, and multi-family dwellings to target energy efficiency for better living, along with renewable energy sources for clean, affordable energy. DEQ partners with Montana Rebuild to enhance energy efficiency in Montana schools and government buildings.

Alternative energy projects providing clean energy and increasing numbers of jobs include the following types in the state of Montana:

  • Biomass/Biofuels
  • Solar/Geothermal
  • Wind

Tribal Industries

  • Blackfeet Indian Writing Company
  • Blackfeet Nation government.
  • Many other businesses on and off the reservation.

Environmental Jobs

  • Montana jobs related to the environment and green industries, including renewable energy, can be found by using an interactive map at: www.ejobs.org/states/
  • Jobs available at Montana DEQ are listed at the following link:www.deq.mt.gov/
  • Montana Green Power updates: www.montanagreenpower.com

Native North American Nations

The prime source of commercial income in the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is Oil and Natural Gas in leases on the oil fields across tribal lands. Blackfeet Nation has over 17,000 members.

Backfoot River

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Six Blackfeet Chiefs painted by Paul Kane (1810 - 1871)See links to Niitsitapi Blackfeet Tribe below.
Six Blackfeet Chiefs painted by Paul Kane (1810 - 1871)
Six Blackfeet Chiefs painted by Paul Kane (1810 - 1871) | Source
See links to Niitsitapi Blackfeet Tribe below.
See links to Niitsitapi Blackfeet Tribe below. | Source

Blackfeet Reservation and Bison Preserve

Notice how large the Blackfeet reservation is, covering all of the area in the darker beige shade east of Glacier National Park on the accompanying map.

Blackfeet Nation

A markerBlackfeet Reservation -
Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Blackfeet, MT, USA
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Made In America
Made In America | Source

Sports Related Job Opportunities in Montana

College and High School

League Teams

  • Billings Bulls (AWHL): Billings
  • Billings Mustangs (A): Billings
  • Bozeman IceDogs (AWHL): Bozeman
  • Butte Copper Kings (A): Butte
  • Great Falls Americans (AWHL): Great Falls
  • Missoula Osprey (A): Missoula

Arenas and Stadiums

  • Alumni Coliseum: Located in Butte, Montana

Higher Education in Montana

Montana State University

  • Bozeman
  • Billings
  • Harve
  • Great Falls (Technology).

University of Montana, HQ in Missoula, Montana:

  • Montana Tech: Butte
  • University of Montana Western: Dillon
  • U of M College of Technology: Missoula
  • U of M College of Technology: Helena

© 2007 Patty Inglish

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