What is the most popular job in North Dakota?

Growing up near a Military Base and among acres of farmland, it felt like all North Dakotans were either in the Military or farmers. Then, the oil boom came and it seemed like everyone was a truck driver. But, interestingly enough, none of those occupations are in the "Top 10" occupations in North Dakota, According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

North Dakota's Most Popular Jobs in 2020:

  1. General Office Clerk - 11,210
  2. Retail Salespersons - 11,090
  3. Fast Food and Counter Workers - 11,000
  4. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers - 10,030
  5. Registered Nurses - 9,970
  6. Cashiers - 9,790
  7. General and Operations Managers- 8,210
  8. Nursing Assistants - 7,930
  9. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand - 6,570
  10. Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners - 6,560

The top 10 occupations in North Dakota are not for the faint of heart. Workers with these types of jobs have to deal with customers, grueling hours, or backbreaking labor. But it seems like job pay is improving, which is a step in the right direction. And there are many career opportunities available in the state.

For anyone who is looking, there are currently over 15,000 available jobs in North Dakota.

According to an Indeed search, there are currently 15,145 jobs available in North Dakota. From what I can tell, many companies are trying to pay well enough to fill the positions - many jobs are starting wages at around $20 per hour. And there are several types of jobs available - fast food, work from home, and physical labor, to name a few options.

Does your occupation/ future occupation make the "Top 10" list of North Dakota's most popular jobs?

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