Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs | VideoSarahbeth Ackerman | 9/6/2012
These college students are almost assured that a job will be waiting for them as soon as they graduate. Money Rates.com ranked North Dakota as the state with the lowest unemployment for young adults ranging from 20 to 24 years old.
"We had more employers mainly from North Dakota calling for our grads, so it was kinda fun calling to say we have an opportunity for you and it happens to be in the state of North Dakota," said MSU Student Success Center Director Lynda Bertsch.
Many students at Minot State University want to stay close to home.
"I have actually looked on the Internet for different jobs and I noticed there is a lot of teaching jobs open across the state of North Dakota so I think that`s really assuring and makes me want to stay in North Dakota," said student Kayla Scholes.
Job opportunities extend beyond the energy fields and students graduating with degrees in medicine, business or education will have no trouble finding jobs in the future.
"I can teach here or back in Oregon, but anywhere there`s a job, I will take it," said student Brad Bingen.
Bingen, is majoring in physical education and he is not worried about finding employment.
"There`s a lot of economic growth. There`s going to be a lot of, greater population, there`s going to be more of a need for teachers, and hospital workers, just jobs everywhere," said student Lindsey Eliasen.
The Money Rates.com survey that ranked North Dakota number one for young adult employment analyzed nine lifestyle factors including career opportunities and education costs.