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4. Railroad carman
Employer: Amtrak
Wages/salary: $23.87 an hour
Details: Responsible for the turnaround maintenance of Surfliner, Superliner, and California Cars. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Oakland, Calif. (pop. 397,067; median family income $$54,191) is the fourth busiest container port in the US and the commercial hub of the East Bay.

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5. Scalehouse attendant
Employer: Waste Management
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Operate computerized scale at landfill facility; provide assistance to customers entering the facility; and complete statistical reports. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Ridgeland, S.C. (pop. 2,591; median family income $38,047) is the state’s newest waterfront town and a short drive from Hilton Head Island, a popular tourist destination.

6. Military sealift command pumpman
Employer: Military Sealift Fleet Support Command
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Performs work necessary for the safe and proper operation of liquid cargo transfer system. Repairs and rebuilds valves, pumps, and tubes. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Seattle (pop. 594,210; median family income $70,133) is known for its many coffee shops, including the headquarters of the Starbucks chain.

7. Water user analyst
Employer: St. Johns River Water Management District
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Perform complex geospatial/geostatistical analyses to assist in the development of projections of water use and population. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Palatka, Fla. (pop. 10,804; median family income $26,076), is notable for its unchanged, small-town, Southern rural culture. Its inland location means hot, 90-degree days are common from April to October.

8. Visual merchandising coordinator
Employer: L.L. Bean
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Responsible for bringing the company’s “catalog to life” in a new store by supporting corporate merchandising and communications strategies through linkages with advertising, promotions, and product development. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Columbia, Md. (pop. 88,254; median family income $94,966) is an early planned community, opened in 1967 with the intent of eliminating economic and racial divisions. It’s roughly halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.