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Which Top 10 Careers Will Pay Better in 2011

Whether you managed to survive the recession with your job intact, or you’ve recently landed yourself a new position after being laid off, 2011 could be a good year for your paycheck.
Although employers aren’t yet ready to start hiring like crazy, they are encouraged by signs of growth and are willing to expand budgets a little and start giving out raises in an effort to hold on to the talent they already have.
Surveys show that on average, raises won’t be as great as they were right before the recession (2005-2007), but they will be better than they were last year. Below we have the top 10 career areas that will experience the best raises this year.

1. Utilities: Energy
Expected pay increase: 3.6%
Jobs in the energy industry are expected to see the largest salary increases of all the industries on our list at about 3.6 percent. Energy research positions are always in demand but positions dealing specifically with clean and renewable energy are leading current growth trends.

2. Oil & Gas
Expected pay increase: 3.5%
The oil and gas industry gets a bad rap — but it isn’t all environmental disasters and price hikes at the pump. Careers in fossil fuel research such as petroleum engineering and making fossil fuels work together with renewable energy sources are especially relevant in today’s market.

3. Business & Professional Services
Expected pay increase: 3.2%
Business and professional services are what keep the rest of the world turning and moving smoothly, as industries grow and consumers spend. Those working in this “catch-all” industry category can expect to see pay increases of about 3.2 percent.

4. Hospitality & Restaurant
Expected pay increase: 3.0%
Restaurants, hotel chains, and other hospitality-based businesses are planning to increase employee compensation by an average of 3.0 percent this year, which means they’re feeling confident that consumers will be spending more on their non-essential services and small but indulgent “extras.”

5. Telecommunications
Expected pay increase: 2.9%
Technology is booming in the telecommunications industry as the latest technology gets smaller and faster while everything continues to go wireless. Demand for new and improved products and services for both consumers and businesses, as well as the need for decision makers to stay on the cutting edge, will propel the industry forward this year and allow for modest pay increases of about 2.9 percent.

6. Pharmaceutical
Expected pay increase: 2.9%
Pharmaceutical research is chronically underfunded, and pharmacists seem to always be in short supply; but whether you’re on the scientific side or the sales side, you will likely see positive growth and pay increases just under 3 percent.

7. Retail
Expected pay increase: 2.8%
The successful 2010 holiday shopping season was a sign that consumers are willing to start spending again — and when consumers spend, so do retailers. Hiring may be slow and jobs competitive, but look for raises around 2.8 percent for top performers.

8. Health care
Expected pay increase: 2.8%
The health-care industry is a monster under scrutiny that’s undergoing painful changes and overhauls, but it’s also an absolute necessity and offers a virtually endless supply of career options, avenues, and specialties to pursue. In addition to seeing raises around 2.8 percent, most health-care employees will also enjoy working in a field that made our Top 10 Most Secure Jobs of 2011 list.

9. Banking
Expected pay increase: 2.7%
Banking and financial services took a major hit during the recession, but in the end it’s an industry few can live without. Some areas, like debt management and retirement planning, are actually doing quite well. Those working in banking can look for pay increases around 2.7 percent this year.
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10. Education
Expected pay increase: 2.6%
Teachers and education professionals are almost always underpaid  but thankfully the education industry squeaks onto our list with an expected average salary increase of 2.6 percent in 2011 although with budgets and funding varying widely across schools, individual experiences will also vary.
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By Rigel Celeste for AOL Jobs

America’s 20 fastest growing salaries

When you interview for a job, conventional wisdom says you shouldn’t bring up salary. Let the employer broach the topic first. After all, the last thing you want is to give the impression that you’re only taking the job for the money.

If you think about it, the whole formality of salary discussion is strange. Understandably, an employer wants someone who is passionate about the job. But we all know that money is important, otherwise you’d be volunteering full time.

While salary is probably not the only motivation you have for choosing a job, it is an important one. Websites like CBSalary.com and the Bureau of Labor Statistics contain salary information for thousands of jobs so that you can find out what your position typically pays and how it compares with other parts of the country. For example, the average hourly pay increased 1.7 percent over the last year. Did you fare as well?

Here, at the comfort of your computer monitor, you don’t have to pretend that money means nothing to you. If you’re frustrated with the compensation trends for your job, you can vent and no one will know. Or you can see what other industries pay, just out of curiosity.

To appease your curiosity or give you some direction for your next job hunt, we put together a list of some of America’s fastest growing salaries. Their year-over-year pay increases outpaced the national average by several percentage points.

Here are 20 of the jobs with the fastest growing salaries*:

Endodontist
2009 salary: $141,373
2010 salary: $166,874
Increase: 18.03 percent

Oral pathologist
2009 salary: $159,759
2010 salary: $188,577
Increase: 18.03 percent

Periodontist
2009 salary: $150,023
2010 salary: $177,084
Increase: 18.03 percent

Pharmacologist
2009 salary: $90,012
2010 salary: $99,370
Increase: 10.39 percent

Toxicologist
2009 salary: $63,655
2010 salary: $70,273
Increase: 10.39 percent

Academic dean
2009 salary: $93,126
2010 salary: $100,771
Increase: 8.2 percent

Dean of student affairs
2009 salary: $86,201
2010 salary: $93,278
Increase: 8.2 percent

Director of nursing school
2009 salary: $72,315
2010 salary: $78,252
Increase: 8.2 percent

Experimental psychologist
2009 salary: $86,010
2010 salary: $93,057
Increase: 8.19 percent

Social psychologist
2009 salary: $79,272
2010 salary: $85,766
Increase: 8.19 percent

Numerical control programmer
2009 salary: $57,945
2010 salary: $62,620
Increase: 8.06 percent

General surgeon
2009 salary: $317,494
2010 salary: $342,971
Increase: 8.02 percent

Medical officer
2009 salary: $476,753
2010 salary: $515,010
Increase: 8.02 percent

Neurosurgeon
2009 salary: $465,937
2010 salary: $503,326
Increase: 8.02 percent

Orthopedic surgeon
2009 salary: $346,076
2010 salary: $373,847
Increase: 8.02 percent

Plastic surgeon
2009 salary: $264,349
2010 salary: $285,561
Increase: 8.02 percent

Orthopedic podiatrist
2009 salary: $179,889
2010 salary: $193,920
Increase: 7.79 percent

Early childhood development teacher
2009 salary: $34,418
2010 salary: $37,072
Increase: 7.71 percent

Insurance salesperson
2009 salary: $49,121
2010 salary: $52,743
Increase: 7.37 percent

Credit reference clerk
2009 salary: $28,549
2010 salary: $30,393
Increase: 6.45 percent

*Based on data from the ERI Economic Research Institute, Inc.

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By Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder Writer

Ten Jobs That Pay $80,000 Per Year …

What do Lauren Bush’s engagement ring, and the Icon CJ3B Army Jeep have in common? They’re two of the things you can buy with $80,000. And while most working stiffs can only dream of plunking down that kind of cash, the median family income in the U.S. brings in only around $50,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there are some career tracks that can bring those luxury visions a little closer to reality.

Here are ten jobs that earn at least $80,000, according to online salary database PayScale.com, all in industries that are expected to grow through 2018.


01. Commercial Jet Pilot
Median Income: $89,600

The sky’s literally the limit if you’ve always dreamed of flying for a living. According the International Airline Pilots Association, there are many paths to the cockpit but you must have a combination of pilot certificates and ratings, as well as flight experience, and a great attitude. Veterans of the armed services are particularly in demand due to the military’s excellent training and the well-rounded education such a background provides. Bonus: the military route won’t cost a thing.
Commercial Jet Pilot Jobs

 
 

02. Clinical Trial Manager
Median Income: $88,800

From doctors and nurses, to teachers and statisticians, clinical research professionals can come from a wide variety of careers. Training often happens on the job – including everything from testing drugs, to medical equipment, or other biological products. While breaking into the lucrative field of clinical research does require a Bachelor’s degree, pursuing a clinical research curriculum can be done online or through a community college with flexible hours, according to the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCra).
Clinical Trial Manager Jobs

 
03. Chief Lobbyist
Median Income: $88,700

Public relations professionals take note: if you’re passionate about a cause or special interest your skills are perfectly suited to a lobbying firm. Lobbyists can be found on the staffs of corporations, industry trade-organizations, unions, or public interest groups. Lobbyists are employed to help influence legislators in favor of the industries they represent.
Chief Lobbyist Jobs

 
04. Security Architect, IT
Median Income: $88,100

Keeping hackers at bay is just one of the daily challenges IT security architects face on the job. Those who set up, test, and enforce corporate security policies don’t have time to get bored. Security needs are ever-changing and an architect needs to be adaptable and keep up with the latest technology. Earning certification via a professional organization such as the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute will help boost both job and salary prospects.

 
 

05. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Median Income: $87,900

There are literally thousands of medications available to help diagnose, prevent, and treat disease. It takes a legion of talented sales people to put those drugs into the hands of health care professionals. However, this high-growth field is competitive, and membership in a professional organization such as the National Association of Pharmaceutical Representatives (NAPRx) will help entry-level reps network and learn how to get a leg up in the field.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Jobs

 
06. Oil Well Driller
Median Income: $85,100

The global demand for oil and gas continues unabated. It is possible to enter the field with only a high school diploma as a roughneck or roustabout, and train on-the-job, or for college students to secure an internship or part-time employment as an assistant drillers. Either way, the opportunity for promotions is great for self-motivated, diligent workers.
Oil Well Driller Jobs

 
07. Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager
Median Income: $84,000

You won’t have to master the martial arts, but you will have to pass a number of exams on your way to obtaining a Six Sigma Black Belt. This business management strategy is used in a variety of industries from education and government, to healthcare and manufacturing, as a standard of quality to improve processes. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) offers an internationally-recognized certification track that can help you stand out from the competition, not to mention improve your project management skills.
Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager Jobs

 
08. Certified Nurse Midwife
Median Income: $82,700

With increasing demand for natural and home-based childbirth, certified nurse midwives provide a holistic approach to delivering babies, working both with obstetricians as well as on their own. But their work doesn’t stop with childbirth. Midwives can provide continuing care and counseling to women of all ages, according to the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM). Most are registered nurses who have graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program, and are certified by the ACNM.
Certified Nurse Midwife Jobs

 
09. Auditing Manager
Median Income: $81,400

There are many types of auditing managers but for most thier responsabilites include evaluating and manageing their organizations’s risk, as well as the ethics and values within their organization, according to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Financial auditors analyze and communicate financial information and can be found working for various entities such as companies or individual clients, as well as federal, state, and local governments.
Auditing Manager Jobs

 
10. Supply Chain Manager
Median Income: $80,000

Helping businesses save money by streamlining processes for manufacturing and delivering goods has become increasingly important during the recession. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, candidates who earn certification in production and inventory management, offered by such organizations as the Association for Operations Management (APICS), will stack the hiring odds in their favor by mastering resource and strategic planning, scheduling, and production operations.
Supply Chain Manager Jobs
 

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6 Ways to Score a Job Through Twitter

Twitter has become a great resource for just about anything, including jobs. From industry chats to Twitter accounts dedicated to posting vacancies, there are a ton of resources for landing a gig.
We’ve already chronicled how to get a job through Facebook (Facebook) and YouTube (YouTube), and now we’re taking a look at the job hunting process on Twitter.
We spoke with nine Tweeters who have landed jobs through Twitter (Twitter) to get their top tips for success on the platform. Below you’ll find a guide to their job hunt strategies on the microblogging service.
If you’ve also been successful in finding a position via Twitter, let us know about your experience in the comments below.

1. Tweet Like an Industry Expert


Words to tweet by: You are what you tweet. Keep in mind that everything you tweet lends to or takes away from your online persona. Whether or not you’re searching for a job, make sure your Twitter stream represents you as a professional individual that has important and unique thoughts to contribute. Your goal should be to become an industry expert or at least tweet like one.
Share links that are relevant to your followers, adding commentary to the latest industry news. This shows that you’re keeping up with industry trends and gives potential employers a look into what you read and care about, which will help them to envision how you may fit into their company’s work environment.
If your commentary on Twitter is interesting enough, you may have employers knocking on your door. Christa Keizer, a recent intern at Cone, a strategy and communications firm, used Twitter during her job search to “[post] relevant, industry-related tweets on a daily basis to establish credibility.” After commenting on one of Cone’s blogs, Marcus Andrews, the New Media Associate at Cone, tweeted to Keizer, thanking her for her comment and asking her about her summer work plans. A few tweets and an interview later, Keizer was hired.
Kate Ottavio, an account executive at PR agency Quinn & Co., had a similar experience. Prior to working at Quinn, she worked at a small PR agency in Connecticut. One day, Allyns Melendez, HR Director at Quinn, started following Ottavio on Twitter she waited for Ottavio to follow back, and then asked her if she’d like to move to New York, where Quinn is headquartered. Little did she know, Melendez was looking for a new hire for the real estate division of the firm. Melendez had first searched for “PR” and “real estate” on LinkedIn (LinkedIn), where Ottavio’s profile popped up.
Although Ottavio wasn’t looking for a job at the time, her Twitter strategy had always been to “represent myself as a knowledgeable and reputable PR professional. I tweet about 10-20 times a day about anything from personal experiences to Mashable (Mashable) articles to PR blog posts.” Loving the opportunity that Quinn presented her, she promptly accepted.

2. Use Twitter Hashtags


There are lots of ways to use Twitter hashtags to get a job. Here are a few types of hashtags to get you started:
  • Job Listings: You can find general job advice and lots of listings through hashtags like #jobs, #recruiting, #jobadvice, #jobposting, #jobhunt and #jobsearch. To narrow it down, though, seek out more specific hashtags, such as or #prjobs or #salesjobs.
  • Industry Conferences: Most conferences these days have their own hashtags when a relevant industry conference is approaching, get active with attendees using the hashtag. Whether you’re attending the conference or not, you can contribute to the conversation. Many conferences also have live streams, so it’s as if you’re attending anyway! Live tweet panels and speeches that you’re interested in and connect with other tweeters along the way. By using Twitter for networking within your industry, you’ll increase your chances of getting hired down the road.
  • Job-Related and Industry Chats: Getting involved with industry chats is a way to show your industry in a particular field and represent yourself as a knowledgeable person. Check out this Twitter chat schedule to get a head start. Also, if your search isn’t going so well, get involved in job-related chats, such as #jobhuntchat, #careerchat, #internchat and #hirefriday for friendly advice.
  • Liz (Pope) Schmidt, now the media and research manager at Sevans Strategy, attested to the power of industry Twitter chats: “I began participating in #Journchat, created and hosted by Sarah Evans [owner of Sevans Strategy, a public relations and new media consultancy]. Although I had known Sarah from a past virtual work experience, I was able to reconnect with her through Twitter. I mentioned her in several tweets and participated in her online discussions. Soon after, based on a direct message conversation with Sarah on Twitter, I came on board at Sevans Strategy.”Besides scouring job search hashtags, job seekers can also follow Twitter accounts dedicated to posting job openings, use Twitter search to find postings or keep an eye out on the Twitter streams of companies they might want to work for.


    3. Connect with Recruiters and Current Employees


    Don’t be afraid to research the companies that you want to work for to find out who currently works there and who is involved with recruiting. After all, while you’re searching for a job, recruiters are scouring the web at the same time looking for pertinent information about job candidates. Interacting with current employees and active recruiters is an easy way to learn more about a company and its job opportunities.Take Connie Zheng’s word she’s already been hired for two jobs through Twitter. “I got my PR internship at Text 100 using Twitter, as well as my entry-level position at Burson-Marsteller using Twitter,” she explained. She advises job seekers, “Use Twitter as a research tool to identify who the appropriate HR person or recruiter is at the desired company.”Shankar Ganesh, a student at the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy in India, recently landed a marketing consulting internship at business apps provider Zoho Corporation by connecting with a technologist employed by the company. “I wanted to spend my summer as an intern at Zoho (zoho), so I approached employees using Twitter,” he recounted. “I showed them what I had done previously and my website for credibility. My interest was forwarded to Zoho’s HR team, and we got in touch.” Soon after, he was offered the internship.Even if a company isn’t hiring, it’s a good idea to stay in contact with recruiters and employees. When a position opens up, it’s likely that you’ll be one of the first to be contacted, said Alison Morris, an account coordinator at The CHT Group, a strategic communications firm based in Boston. Morris told us how she landed her current position on Twitter:

    “In April 2010, Ben Hendricks, Senior VP at The CHT Group, and I began corresponding about corporate communications and social media’s role in the corporate environment. Much to my dismay, CHT was not yet hiring. In June, after a few months distance, Ben sent me an email to let me know the agency was hiring and that he wanted me to apply. Still looking for a job, I sent over my resume, and about a week later, I was employed.”

    Keep an eye out for socially savvy companies like CHT it also recently hired Marissa Green as an account coordinator through Twitter and is now looking for a spring intern, with Twitter being one of its main recruiting outlets.


    4. Build a Relevant Network


    A lot of successful Twitter job stories actually end with the punchline, “I wasn’t even looking for a job.” In many cases, these lucky new hires just found interesting opportunities serendipitously, which makes sense given that it’s Twitter we’re talking about.Twitter is all about networking, so build a network that makes sense for you. You’ll find that a lot of the opportunities that are presented to you are simply organic. Here’s an anecdote along those lines from Marketing & Communications Manager for digital agency ChaiONE, Meghan Stephens:

    “Through Twitter, I am connected to other marketing professionals, digital creatives, community stewards, and new media experts — simply because those are the types of people that I enjoy interacting with and learning from… When it came time to look for a job in the technology sector, all I did was turn to those who I already gained inspiration from. When glancing through my stream, I saw a job link posted by my now-boss that sounded immediately like what I was looking for. I read through the description, realized I already knew the company through another connection made on Twitter, and sent in my resume.”


    5. Start a “Hire Me” Campaign


    After seeing a job posting for HeadBlade, a men’s grooming company that makes products specifically for guys that shave their heads, Eric Romer immediately set up a website, Twitter page, Facebook Page and YouTube account all in the name of nabbing the job.‘The posting for ‘Interactive and Social Media Marketing Manager’ was tweeted from the HeadBlade Twitter account, which I had been following for several months,” explained Romer. “I have been a die-hard ‘HeadBlader’ using their products religiously since 2005, so this was literally a dream job.”“While there were several channels used, Twitter was by far the most effective getting on HeadBlade’s radar,” said Romer. “I received a call from a company rep within 48 hours of my initial blog posting, and flew from Indianapolis to L.A. within 10 days for an interview.”While a full-out campaign of this nature may not be the best strategy for every job opportunity that comes along, this type of passion is what really stands out in the job recruiting process. If you encounter your dream job, go all out.


    6. Take It Offline


    Three simple words: “Let’s get coffee.”Once you’ve gained a certain level of dialogue with a potential employer, an in-person meeting can really boost the relationship.DJ Waldow, director of community at Blue Sky Factory, said that he landed his job at the company through connecting with Blue Sky Factory’s CEO Greg Cangialosi on Twitter. After initially “stalking” Cangialosi on Twitter, Waldow began engaging with him. Eventually, all of the tweets lead to an in-person meeting, which Waldow feels really sealed the deal. He wrote of the experience:

    “The transition from online to in real life is critical… All of the loose connections you’ve made with that person are suddenly solidified when you put the name/avatar/tweets together with a face. Nothing can replace this. Nothing.”


    Your Tips


    With the increasing popularity of Twitter, more and more job seekers and recruiters are turning to the social network to find leads. We suspect that a sizable number of Mashable readers have used Twitter in some way to find a job. If so, let us know about your experiences in the comments below.

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Work At Home Jobs And Programs – Ways to Make A Respectable Earnings From Your Home ..

Millions of people worldwide are enticed by the opportunity to work at home. A job from residence permits people considerably extra flexibility, further time with family and customarily alleviates the immense stress which can end result from an active career. At home jobs are also desirable for individuals who want to make an additional earnings along with their day job, faculty college students, disabled persons, at home mothers and senior citizens.
 
Thousands of individuals search the web on a regular basis in hopes of finding financial freedom from the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, the internet is plagued with work at home scams. There are tons of of firms which promote ‘get rich quick schemes’ or ‘assured’ opportunities to make a residing from home. Scams embody, but are usually not limited to, envelope stuffing, mail order, pyramid schemes, medical billing, typist jobs and quite a few different ways to make money. 
 
The FTC has already charged several individuals involved in managing and promoting fraudulent work at home opportunities. “The dream of proudly owning a business is as American as apple pie, however enterprise opportunity scammers spoil the recipe for achievement,” said FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras. In accordance with the Higher Enterprise Bureau, customers may lose amounts starting from $10 as much as $70,000 or more of their search to become profitable from home. So how are you aware which alternatives are reliable and which aren’t?
 
Fortuitously, there are actually authentic money making opportunities out there on the internet. A lot of individuals actually do earn an excellent dwelling on the internet. There are individuals who make hundreds of thousands on the web and are living the life all of us would like to live.
 
Many extra, nevertheless, earn an revenue akin to their salary or, in many circumstances, higher.

Many professional telecommuting jobs from qualified employers exist. A big number of them do require some type of talent, however that doesn’t imply you want an university diploma to earn a living on the internet. The World Vast Web is filled with opportunities, and all varieties of persons from all around the world are making their goals come true by working at home.

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America’s Most Popular Jobs – (according to MSN) …

The following is a list of jobs with little in common. Annual salaries for these jobs range from just over $18,000 to more than $110,000. Some don’t require workers to graduate from high school, while others require a master’s degree or higher. The reason they all appear here? They are the most popular jobs in America.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following 15 jobs account for more than 25 percent of total U.S. employment. For comparison purposes, the largest job — retail sales — employs 4.21 million people, or 3.2 percent of the total American  work force. By contrast, a mere 660 people are employed as prosthodontists, 1,170 as geographers and 870 as radio operators nationally.


So what are these mega-professions that employ so many people? According to the BLS, the following jobs are America’s  most popular:

1. Retail salespeople: Perhaps a testament to consumerism, retail salespeople rank No. 1 in job popularity. Besides great communication and customer service skills, retails salespeople also have to know how to close a deal; many of these jobs are commission-based. 

Total employment:  4.21 million
Salary: $24,630*
Requirements: A high school diploma is preferred for entry-level positions. For those who hope to move on to retail management, a bachelor’s degree is helpful.

2. Cashiers: Cashiers are responsible for working registers, monitoring cash drawers and taking payments at establishments that range from supermarkets and gas stations to retail stores and theme parks. Like retail salespeople, cashiers must have good customer-service and people skills, since they spend their day dealing with the public.

Total employment:  3.44 million
Salary: $19,030
Requirements: On-the-job training

3. Office clerks: Workers spend their days filling a variety of roles in an office environment, from entering data to preparing mailings. An office clerk’s duties may vary daily, according to the needs of the company.

Total employment:  2.81 million
Salary: $27,700
Requirements: A high school diploma and a combination of word processing, computer and proofreading skills.

4. Combined food preparation and service workers: This category primarily encompasses those who work in fast food establishments as counter attendants and food prep workers. Duties often include taking orders and accepting payment, filling beverage cups, assembling food items and providing customer service.

Total employment:  2.69 million
Salary: $18,120
Requirements: On-the-job training. Employers look for workers with excellent customer-service skills, a neat appearance and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

5. Registered nurses: Nursing is the most common profession in the health-care field. RNs treat patients in hospitals, outpatient facilities and doctors‘ offices. Some provide home care to patients.

Total employment:  2.58 million

Salary: $66,530
Requirements: There are three different educational requirements for RNs: a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ASN) or a diploma. Many hold master’s degrees or an advanced practice nursing license (APRN).

6. Waiters and waitresses: Waiters and waitresses take food orders, accept payment and provide menu information to restaurant customers.

Total employment:  2.3 million
Salary: $20,380
Requirements: There are no minimal education requirements, though many establishments prefer staff to have high school diplomas.

7. Customer service representatives: Customer service workers answer questions, provide information, fulfill customer requests and handle customer complaints. While many work in call centers, others are employed in retail stores or at banks.

Total employment:  2.19 million
Salary: $32,410
Requirements: High school diploma, on-the-job training.

8. Material movers: This broad job category encompasses laborers who literally move materials. Think truck loaders, loading dock workers and baggage handlers.

Total employment:  2.13 million
Salary: $25,290
Requirements: On-the-job training

9. Janitors: Janitors are responsible for maintaining cleanliness in places such as office buildings, museums, schools and hospitals.

Total employment:  2.1 million
Salary: $24,120
Requirements: On-the-job training, ability to perform physical work for extended periods.

10. Stock clerks and order fillers:  Stock clerks and order fillers work in storage facilities, warehouses, and shipping and receiving departments, ensuring that orders are properly filled, stocked, priced and accounted for.

Total employment:  1.86 million
Salary: $23,460
Requirements: High school diploma, on-the-job training, ability to perform physically strenuous work.

11. Secretaries: Secretaries (not including medical, legal and executive secretaries) provide administrative assistance to an office in the form of answering phones, greeting visitors, ordering catering services, proofreading, entering data, scanning and faxing documents, and more.

Total employment:  1.8 million
Salary: $31,060
Requirements: High school diploma, though an increasing number hold an associate or bachelor’s degree. Secretaries must also have good computer and communication skills.

12. Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks: Employees in these positions serve as a corporation’s record-keepers. Tasks include maintaining accounts payable and receivable, documenting and tracking budgets and preparing financial statements.

Total employment:  1.76 million
Salary: $34,750
Requirements: High school diploma, though many employers now require workers in these positions to hold an associate or bachelor’s degree.

13. General managers: General managers are the top executives of establishments and organizations such as restaurants, hotels, amusement parks and sports teams. They are in charge of the business’s day-to-day operations and long-term goals.

Total employment:  1.69 million
Salary: $110,550
Requirements: Most hold a bachelor’s or advanced-level degree.

14. Tractor-trailer truck drivers: This category includes only those drivers who operate trucks with a capacity of more than 26,001 pounds. These drivers are responsible for the timely delivery of goods along routes that may cover multiple states.

Total employment:  1.55 million
Salary: $39,260
Requirements: A commercial driver’s license is necessary for all drivers. Some states also require a training program.

15. Elementary school teachers: The category includes elementary school teachers except those who teach special education. Elementary school teachers are responsible for instructing students in kindergarten through fifth grade on a variety of subjects.

Total employment:  1.54 million
Salary: $53,150
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, teaching certification.

* Salary information is according to the BLS, and is based on average annual salary) 
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Sears Has 21,800 and Lowe’s Has 15,000 Job Openings, apply now ..

1.   Sears Has 21,800 Job Openings:
Sears Holdings is hiring on both its corporate and its operations side of their business. There are openings for about 1,800 salaried positions and roughly 20,000 hourly ones, reports Fortune.
Those jobs are spread over a broad spectrum of skills, including home services, Sears and Kmart distribution centers, as well as Sears auto centers. These opening will provide opportunities for job seekers with backgrounds ranging from experience operating a store to running an e-commerce site.
When you apply, those screening are looking for future employees who can provide an edge. You can demonstrate you are that kind of employee by already having gone the distance by the time an interview rolls around. This means go beyond checking out the website when you research Sears. If, for instance, you’re interested in a career in retail, you might try swinging by a Sears store or Sears auto center in order to observe how it functions. By talking to people already employed by the company, you can get a feel for the metabolism of the organization. If you see yourself as not only fitting in but also making a difference, don’t hesitate to tell Sears about that in your application and during the interview.
2.  Lowe’s Has 15,000 Job Openings:
Just in time for its busy spring season, Lowe’s is hiring 15,000 workers, reports Fortune. That’s when home-improvement enthusiasts as well as professional contractors dig in on projects. It’s also when homeowners think about buying new appliances, another line of products Lowe’s sells.
The open positions are diverse. Some are in the Lowe’s retail stores, some in the Lowe’s office, and some in the Lowe’s distribution centers. You could be doing direct customer service or overseeing content in a warehouse.
Many of the jobs are seasonal ones; however, given that Lowe’s has an outstanding brand name in home improvement as well as appliance sales and it ranks No. 42 on the Fortune 500 companies, this experience is an enhancer for any resume.
What Lowe’s is looking for is that you already have experience in the job you’re applying for. In your application and during the interview, highlight that. In addition, emphasize what you achieved in your previous jobs. You can also get an edge by swinging by stores or distribution centers where you want to get hired. Get a feel for the organizational culture. Ask workers some operational questions.
 
How to snag a Lowe’s job:
  • Apply online for open Lowe’s positions.
  • Stop by a Lowe’s facility, resume in hand, and ask to meet with the manager for a few minutes.
  • Hang around a Lowe’s facility and observe how the place runs. That outreach demonstrates initiative.
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