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Wind energy is just one of the many fields where STEM education can yield high paying jobs.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enrich our lives today and offer endless possibilities for the future. North Dakota’s expanding economy offers STEM career opportunities in every area, from research to practical applications to teaching at every level.

Good-paying jobs are available right now in energy development, construction, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, education and health care. Find your STEM career and find the good life in North Dakota.
Job_ServiceJob Service North Dakota - Our official statewide workforce agency has over 90% of the open jobs in North Dakota in one convenient location. Be sure to register on the site for access to more functions, like uploading your resume, applying for jobs online, and setting up a virtual recruiter to receive email notification of new job openings that match your interests.

STEM Loan Forgiveness Program - College graduates working in science, technology, engineering and math-related occupations in North Dakota may be eligible for student loan forgiveness. The STEM Occupations Student Loan Program, coordinated by the North Dakota University System and the Bank of North Dakota, provides loan forgiveness of up to $1500 per year for up to four years.  
To qualify, applicants must:
  • Have completed an approved STEM-related program
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Hold a federal student loan or Bank of North Dakota DEAL Loan that is not in default
  • Have been employed full-time in North Dakota in a STEM occupation for 12 months following graduation
For more information, see the North Dakota University System  website or call 701-224-2541.

If you are interested in a STEM related career but don't have the needed education, these colleges and universities offer degrees, certifications and training in a variety of STEM fields.

Regional Universities

Dickinson State University - Dickinson
Mayville State University - Mayville
Minot State University - Minot
Valley City State University - Valley City

Research Universities

North Dakota State University - Fargo
University of North Dakota - Grand Forks

Community Colleges

Bismarck State College - Bismarck
Dakota College at Bottineau - Bottineau
Lake Region State College - Devils Lake
North Dakota State College of Science - Wahpeton
Williston State College - Williston

Looking for a great healthcare career in North Dakota?  The Center for Rural Health(CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Area Health Education Center(AHEC) can help. Contact the CRH/AHEC’s Workforce Specialist today and find out how you can have easy access to a complete listing of healthcare positions waiting to be filled throughout the state. North Dakota is a great place to live, work, and play!  With your help, we can make it an even happier and healthier place to be.
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