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Types of Careers

The future is yours and the options are endless. Doing your homework about the types of careers that exist before you even decide on your program might even influence your choice of what to study. Explore the wide variety of career paths that can lead to Montana careers.

Make Your Career Work for You

No matter what field you choose to pursue, it’s important that it will lead to a job that fits your lifestyle and career goals. Whether that means flexible hours, good pay, or job security, researching career path possibilities before you commit to an academic program will help ensure you find the type of job you’re looking for. 
cybersecurity student
I am a military spouse. I need a job that can help travel, and cybersecurity is great. I am able to get a job on base if I get proper clearance. The job market is great. The pay is great. I feel like I can get a job anywhere.
Megin Bowshier
Great Falls cybersecurity program alumni

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High-Demand, Undersupplied Jobs in Montana

Undersupplied jobs mean that there aren’t enough qualifying graduates coming out of Montana schools to fill the needs of employers in the state. That means that graduates who are qualified for these roles are in high-demand, and will likely have a much easier time finding work. If you’re looking for a degree program that will help you a career in Montana after graduation, consider choosing a program leading to one of these careers:


Montana Careers Projected for Growth

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry uses their records of Montana workers to make predictions about what the future job market in the state might look like. Among these predictions are projections for what careers might experience growth in the years 2020 to 2030. This information can be extremely useful if you want to ensure that you’re choosing a career path that will be in-demand when you finish your studies and enter the workforce.
projected growth for medical and health services managers
projected growth for audio and video technicians
projected growth for market research analysts and marketing specialists.

Find High-Income Careers

Your education is an investment in your future. The program you choose can seriously impact your future earning power, and that earning power means you can make back the money you spent on tuition in no time at all. Regardless of what type of college you chose to attend, if you value having a high-paying career, consider the following Career Pathways:

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Getting a shorter education at a two-year college doesn’t mean you can’t find a high-income career. In fact, there are a number of associate and certificate programs with above-average wage earnings.

chemistry student works in laboratory
If you’ve decided on pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college and want a great return on investment from your education, you can choose from several programs that typically lead to careers earning at least $30,000 a year.