Jobs Week: Find Your Next Job Here!
It's that time of year again! Welcome to AOL Jobs Week, where the wonderful world of modern employment gets its moment in the spotlight.
Each year, we like to give Jobs Week a specific theme, and this time around it's "Five Days to a New Job." From resume-writing and networking to day jobs and time management to getting a new restaurant off the ground, we'll be covering the gamut this week.
But why simply read about finding a job when you could actually apply to one? Each day, we'll be focusing on some of the most popular career categories here at AOL Jobs (with job listings a-plenty), so settle in and get your resume ready--preferably with some of the great tips we've collected here.
1. Registered Nurse
Median salary: $65,470
Top cities for hiring: San Antonio, TX; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX
In the United States, registered nurses are clinicians who have completed at least an associate's degree in nursing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified it as one of the top ten occupations for career growth; many nurses choose to focus on specialities like critical care, labor and delivery, and oncology. RNs can either practice independently or as part of a healthcare team.
> Find a job as a registered nurse
2. Retail Associate
Medan salary: $21,410
Top cities for hiring: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL
Retail workers sell merchandise and help customers find the products they want. According to the BLS, nearly 14.8 million people were employed as retail workers in 2011. Top places to find retail positions include Walmart, Target, and Macy's.
> Find a job as a retail associate
3. Truck Driver
Median salary: $46,000
Top cities for hiring: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN
Truck driving doesn't require a college degree, and can pay well even at the entry-level stage. It takes a certain kind of person to work the long weeks away from home the occupation requires--but with a high level of demand, it can be a great career choice for someone who wants job security without the cubicle.
> Find a job as a truck driver
4. Web Developer
Median salary: $62,500
Top cities for hiring: Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA
Tech jobs like Web Developer frequently top lists of the best jobs for pay, work-life balance, and career perks--just look at the crazy cafeterias at Google. The ubiquity of the internet means that web developers are in perpetual demand, and there are no education barriers preventing job seekers from learning programming languages like Java or Python.
> Find a job as a web developer
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