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Job searching? This week's unusual offerings.

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5. Bridal consultant
Employer: David’s Bridal
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Work with brides to make their day truly special, assisting with head-to-toe dressing, alterations, financing options, gown preservation, and coordinating ensembles for the entire bridal party for a nationwide bridal retailer. (For more information, click here.)
Location: Woodbridge, Va. (pop. 31,416; median family income $70,766) is home to the Potomac Mills Mall, perhaps the nation’s largest outlet mall.

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6. Bird-care attendant
Employer: Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
Wages/salary: $8.55 an hour
Details: Feed and clean all baby birds, monitoring the bird’s health conditions for a facility that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife. (For more information, click here.)
Location: Arlington, Wash. (pop. 15,000; median family income $51,941) is expected to double in size by 2025, partly because of its proximity to Seattle.

7. Cultural landscape inventory coordinator
Employer: National Parks Service (Intermountain Regional Office)
Wages/salary: $67,613 to $87,893
Details: Support staff from regional parks with the identification, documentation, analysis, evaluation, treatment, and interpretation of cultural landscapes. Mostly office work, but occasionally requires on-site inspections in the field. (For more information, click here.)
Location: Santa Fe, N.M. (pop. 65,163; median family income $61,151) is the nation’s oldest and highest state capital. Founded in 1607, it sits 7,000 feet above sea level in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains.

8. Senior toy packaging/logo designer
Employer: Volt Services Group
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Design game and toy packaging and logos for video games, dolls, stuffed toys, etc. (For more information, click here.)
Location: Malibu, Calif. (pop. 12,575; median family income $123,293) is famous as a tony, coastal community west of Los Angeles where many well-heeled Hollywood entertainers establish residence.

9. Landman (coal)
Employer: EQT Corporation
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Obtain approvals from coal owners and their lessees for proposed natural gas wells and pipelines. Job entails preparing well-spot maps and pipeline route exhibits for coal companies. (For more information, click here.)
Location: Pikeville, Ky. (pop. 6,295; median family income $36,792) calls itself “The city that moves mountains,” a reference to the fact that it’s home to one of the largest earth-moving projects in history, the Pikeville Cut-Thru, a four-lane highway project that entailed moving 14 million cubic yards of rock and dirt.

[Editor's note: Thanks to Wayne Desbrow for pointing out that this company's name has changed.]

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