Why simply read about finding a job when you could actually apply to one? It's AOL Jobs Week, and each day we'll be focusing on some of the most popular career categories here at AOL Jobs. We'll have job listings a-plenty, so settle in and get your resume ready. And be sure to check out the rest of our Jobs Week content: 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.
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Median salary: $121,745
Top cities for hiring: Phoenix, AZ; Charleston, SC; San Antonio, TX
Pharmacists are more than the folks in the white coats in the back of Walgreens. They also provide health wellness screenings and administer immunizations, and must have an exhaustive knowledge of drugs and their potential side effects. Pharmacists must possess as Masters of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) and pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination.
> Find a job as a pharmacist
2. Administrative Assistant
Median salary: $37,592
Top cities for hiring: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX
Like secretaries, administrative assistants perform necessary clerical duties and organizational tasks that keep a workplace running. Positions in this role are available in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, and government.
> Find a job as an administrative assistant
Median salary: $55,927
Top cities for hiring: Chicago, IL; Cary, NC; Philadelphia, PA
Whether you're interested in working at the kindergarten or high school level, there's always a need for great teachers no matter how much the economy fluctuates. Job outlook does vary by region and level, but things are looking particularly good for preschool teachers--the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects their employment to grow by 17 percent by 2022.
> Find a job as a teacher
4. Medical Assistant
Median salary: $32,598
Top cities for hiring: Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Houston, TX
Speaking of growth, employment of medical assistants is expected to rise a stunning 29 percent by 2022. Chalk it up to the aging boomer population sparking a rise in care needs--as patients grow older, hospitals and practices will naturally hire more assistants to help with routine clinical tasks.
> Find a job as a medical assistant
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