Jobs in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, SD Employment Information

Rapid City, South Dakota Overview

Rapid City, the second largest city in South Dakota after Sioux Falls, has a population of nearly 68,000. It is the county seat of Pennington County. Known as the "City of Presidents," Rapid City is located in the beautiful Black Hills and close to Mount Rushmore, a tourist attraction that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The city is also home to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a well-regarded technical university; it is also the site of the Oglala Lakota College He Sapa College Center.

Those seeking jobs in Rapid City, SD will find a reasonable cost of living. According to Forbes, it is 6.5 percent below the national average, with a median home price of just $143,900, well below the national median of $181,400. Median household income is $46,957 compared to the national median of $53,046. Forbes also ranks the city at number 25 for cost of doing business, making it a magnet for new Rapid City jobs.

Rapid City Job Opportunities

The city has a diverse economy with a moderate amount of industrial and manufacturing jobs. While originally a mining town, most mining activities have ceased, although Rapid City is the site of manufacture for Black Hills Gold jewelry.

Most residents are employed in government jobs in Rapid City. Major employers include Ellsworth Air Force Base, which boasts the B-1B long range bomber and the 28th Bomb Wing. Camp Rapid, where the Army National Guard is based, hosts troops from upwards of ten states for annual exercises and is another source of Rapid City jobs.

Tourism is another source of Rapid City, SD jobs. In addition to Mount Rushmore tourists, the city provides accommodations to the hoard of attendees at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Other sectors providing a large percentage of jobs include healthcare (8,000 jobs) and financial services (2,700 jobs).

Rapid City Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Rapid City as of July 2014 was just 3.8 percent, well below the national average of 6.1 percent. The growth rate was 1.1 percent last year and is projected to be 1.9 percent next year. Forbes ranks Rapid City at number 19 for best small places for business and careers and number 31 for job growth.

If you don't find your ideal job opportunity in Rapid City, search for jobs in Spearfish, just a few miles away, which is home to Black Hills State University.


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Rapid City, SD
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Rapid City, SD
Spend more time wowing clients with Vistaprint Pro Advantage. We’re an exclusive print reseller program for creative professionals just like you. Sign up to get discounts on everything you order for your clients’ printing needs, including shipping. And then resell products at your own prices. All products and packages are unbranded and can be delivered direct to your clients, if you’d like. Whe...
Rapid City, SD, 57701
REGISTERED NURSES Post Operative Surgical Floor Overnight stay area for post surgical patients "Full-time, 12-hour night shifts "PRN "as needed" night shifts 1-2 years acute care experience required. Telemetry experience and ACLS certification preferred UTILIZATION REVIEW/DISCHARGE PLANNING NURSE Part-time, 24 hours per week. 3-5 years as a medical/surgical registered nurse and 1-2 years of Utiliz...
Rapid City, SD, 57701
RN, LPN or MA P/T or F/T position available in our OB/GYN department. Looking for a team player with excellent communication, computer skills and attention to detail. OB/GYN experience preferred but willing to train motivated candidate. Please send cover letter, resume and application from our website to ATTN: Human Resources, Rapid City Medical Center, PO Box 6020, Rapid City, SD 57709. www.rapid...
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Registered Nurse Full & Part time openings No nights, weekends, holidays, call. Excellent hours & benefits. Resumes to: ***** No phone calls please...
Rapid City, SD, 57701
$800.00 Sign-on Bonus!! Universal Pediatrics, specializing in Pediatric Home Health, has immediate RN/LPN's openings. We are looking for compassionate nurses to care for children with complex medical needs in the Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis areas. We offer flexible scheduling, case specific training and a casual work environment. Apply on line @ or by calling (605...
Description: A new opening has just come available for an experienced Heavy Equipment Technician in Rapid City, SD. This role will be working on a wide variety of construction and aerial lift equipment both in shop as well as in the field. This opportunity is with a large company that offers ongoing factory training to ensure their technicians are the best in the industry. The ideal mechanic will ...
Rapid City, SD
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Professional Performance Development Group is a Federal Contractor that offers medical services to the United States Air Force. We currently have an opening for a Physician Assistant to provide medical care to Military Personnel and their families at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. The position is 40 hours per week and the clinic is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30am ...
Become a proud leader running a business dedicated to the community and the customer experience. With over 6,600 locations, Wendy's is one of the largest quick-service restaurant chains in the world. If business - on a big scale - is what motivates you, Wendy's is the place to be. As a General Manager at Wendy's, you'll enjoy: A competitive salary, bonus and generous benefits including 401(k) A...
Rapid City, SD
RFA Engineering is an engineering service provider dedicated to delivering clients with timely and appropriate help on an as-needed basis. We provide quality engineering services to over 200 companies. State of the art computers, CAD and analysis software allow us to work interactively with our clients and function as an extension of the client's engineering staff. We work in all areas of mechani...
Rapid City, SD
Description Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation's leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at The Company presently operates over 250 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million, Books & Co., and 2nd & Charles and traditional bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-...
Rapid City, SD, 57709
COSMETIC SERVICES COORDINATOR Looking for the right individual to coordinate cosmetic services in the Dermatology department. Considering LPN's, RN's, C-NP's and PA-C's for this exciting opportunity. Successful candidates will have attention to detail, excellent computer, communication and marketing skills. Competitive wage based on experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and application fro...
Rapid City, SD, 57709
RN or LPN Full-time (32-36 hrs) position available in our Surgery Department. Looking for candidates with knowledge of bariatric procedures, excellent communication, computer and organizational skills. Duties include scheduling surgeries and assistant physician with minor procedures. Excellent benefit package. Please send cover letter, resume and application from our website to ATTN: Human Resourc...
Rapid City, SD, 57709
The Club for Boys is looking for a Special Events Coordinator Will be responsible for developing & managing internal & external events, primarily fund raising. Must have education /experience in publicity & fund raising. Resume to Carri: PO Box 907 RC SD 57709....
Rapid City, SD, 57709
Heavy Constructors is now in search of licensed CDL Drivers. Equipment likely to be operated will consist of end dump, side dump, flat bed, tanker, hazardous and tractor trailers. Wages will depend on experience and endorsements. Please fill in an application in our office at 4101 Deadwood Ave or on our website at
Rapid City, SD, 57709
!!$500.00 Sign On Bonus!! Experienced Carpet/Tile Specialist Clean background and valid drivers license required Send resume: ***** Or call Jasmine at 605-348-6476...
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Legal Support Representatives Full-time benefited position-flexible work schedule Black Hills IP, LLC, Rapid City, an Intellectual Property support services company is seeking flexible, organized, detailed-oriented individuals to perform non-litigation work & coordinate communications between attorneys, customers, and the US Patent Office. Applicants must have HSD or GED & 4 yrs clerical experienc...
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Opportunities in Rapid City! Regional Health is seeking experienced Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners to join our NEW orthopedics and dermatology practices in Rapid City. Qualified applicants, please call Regional Health Physicians at (605)755-9047.
Rapid City, SD, 57701
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator/Instrumentation Specialist, Senior Building Maintenance Worker For more information, and to apply online, visit Human Resources can provide accommodation to the on-line application process and can be reached at (605) 394-1203. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background in...

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