Does the money matter when searching for your next job? Of course, it does. Several things come to mind like raising and supporting a family, enjoying a certain lifestyle, affording a nice home, and saving for the future.

Remembering back when America was returning to work following two years of COVID, families, and businesses were escaping their current jobs and locations and discovering a new life in South Dakota. This is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Plus, it's so affordable. On the other hand, some jobs may not be able to compete with the salaries in other parts of the country.

In Minnesota, you will find some pretty attractive and high-paying jobs. It all depends on the type of career in your wheelhouse. Like South Dakota, in Minnesota, some of the highest-paying jobs are in the medical field.

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The Highest Paying Jobs In Minnesota

According to a listing on Indeed, the average state salary for each of these positions is greater than $175,000 per year. The amounts listed below are the average base salary of each position.

  • Physician - $198,399
  • Medical Director - $191,300
  • Psychiatrist - $236,550
  • Neurologist - $194,505
  • Orthodontist - $285,475
  • Family Medicine Physician - $168,037
  • Internal Medicine Physician - $166,664
  • Urgent Care Physician - $173,028
  • Surgeon - $196,142

Now, let's say your field of expertise is in the banking industry. The average salary of a Loan Officer in Minnesota is $175,632.

As we continue to see Help Wanted signs all over the country on storefronts where the majority are for hourly workers, hundreds of other fields of employment also are searching for good employees.

From sales to accounting. Yoga instructors to pilots. Administrators to executives.

One other choice would be to reinvent yourself. Changing to a different career may involve going back to school.

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From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info: