ND High Demand Career Alert…

Dental Hygienists are just one of the many high demand careers in North Dakota. If you’re interested in medicine and dentistry, this may be the perfect career for you. Dental Hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas, the head, and neck for signs of oral disease. They may also educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x-rays, or apply fluoride and sealant.

Not to mention a Dental Hygienist in North Dakota only needs an Associate’s Degree. That’s two years of college for one of North Dakota’s high demand, high wage careers.  Job Service of North Dakota predicts an additional 238 Dental Hygienists will be needed in this career field by 2018. And the average salary is around $58,000.

To learn more about getting your Dental Hygienist degree in North Dakota, visit http://www.ndscs.edu/academics/departments/dental/options/

In addition to dental hygiene, some of North Dakota’s highest demanding careers are those of which only require two years of technical training or an Associate’s Degree.  

Here are a few of the high demand careers in North Dakota right now that require an Associate’s Degree:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist

It’s not true that the only path to get a good job is to college for four years.  If saving money and working in today’s hottest jobs interest you, then check out North Dakota’s community and technical colleges.

North Dakota has five community and technical colleges located in Bismarck, Bottineau, Williston, Wahpeton, and Devils Lake.  Find out more information at  www.ndcommunitycolleges.com

To learn more about North Dakota’s high demand careers, go to the website:  http://ndyouthforward.com/

To check out what the Department of Commerce has compiled in a series of short videos visit  http://www.youtube.com/ndcareerconversation

Peggy Anderson, Career Coordinator


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