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3. Cyclotron operator
Employer: Michigan State University
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Assist in operation, maintenance, and repair of cyclotrons and auxiliary equipment. Involves handling radioactive materials. (A cyclotron is a particle accelerator, but if you had to ask.... For more information click here.)
Location: East Lansing, Mich. (pop. 47,395; median family income $81,941) is the home of the state’s largest university, Michigan State, and the nearest neighbor of Lansing, the state capital.

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4. Senior bookbinder
Employer: NB Bookbinding, Inc.
Wages/salary: $20.01 an hour
Details: Perform Japanese-sewn book crafting, foil stamping, embossing of soft and hard covers, and hand repair of worn and rare books. (For more information click here.)
Location: Garfield, N.J. (pop. 29,206; median family income $45,436) was at the end of the 19th century home to a farmer named James Cadmus, whose produce was so famous that the town was known for a time as “Cadmus’ Melon Patch.”

5. Youth employment coach
Employer: Partners for Community
Wages/salary: $17.67 an hour
Details: Organize and implement summer youth employment and learning activities for a group of youth ages 18 to 24. Work to reinforce job readiness skills of each participant. (For more information click here.)
Location: Hartford, Conn. (pop. 118,655; median family income $30,805) is nicknamed “Insurance Capital of the World” because a number of major insurance companies are headquartered in the nearly 400-year-old city.

6. Storm-water compliance manager
Employer: City of SeaTac, Wash.
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Develop, implement, and coordinate the city’s storm-water management program. (For more information click here.)
Location: SeaTac, Wash. (pop. 25,496; median family income $47,630) was incorporated in 1990 as the community that surrounds the Sea-Tac Airport that services both Seattle and Tacoma.

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