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North Dakota industries are thriving with opportunities for newcomers to the workforce or those looking for a fresh new beginning. With roughly 15,000 job openings, the state is looking for dedicated workers at all skill levels. Here are a few resources to help you get started in your career search.

Careers in North Dakota is a Job Service North Dakota publication that outlines career opportunities in the state, including employment projections, wages, core tasks, work activities, skills, knowledge, and typical education/training requirements. Additionally, occupations that are high demand and/or high wage are noted.

In-Demand Occupations 

In-Demand Jobs List was developed by the North Dakota Workforce Development Council as the first step to implementing the new skilled workforce student loan repayment and scholarship program enacted by North Dakota Legislature in HB 1171. 

Youth Forward is anything and everything that connects people ages 14-24 (and their parents or guardians) to a future in North Dakota. It’s easy to overlook opportunities in your own state when you don’t know they exist. Youth Forward works to promote jobs, entertainment, education, and more opportunities for youth looking to stay in North Dakota.

Career Conversations connects students, parents and educators to professionals with perspectives on life in high-demand careers. Professionals from across North Dakota are featured in short videos profiling their occupation, how they started their career and advice for youth interested in their chosen career path.


apprenticeshiplogo.jpgRegistered Apprenticeship provides training for people in a variety of occupations that require a wide range of skills and knowledge. It is an ideal way for employers to build and maintain a skilled workforce. Registered Apprenticeship combines supervised and paid, on-job training with technical classroom studies in subjects related to the apprentice's chosen occupation.

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