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5. Heavy diesel instructor
Employer: Technical Training Inc.
Wages/salary: $55,000
Details: Conduct training programs on diesel trucks, engines, and electrical systems. (For more information click here.)
Location: West Point, Miss. (pop. 11,372; median family income $32,943) for 30 years has hosted the annual Prairie Arts Festival, which includes fine arts, southern cooking, and live music and draws crowds over 40,000.

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6. Drift collection worker
Employer: Army Corps of Engineers
Wages/salary: $24 to $28 an hour
Details: Serve as a crew member on drift collection boats equipped to remove and dispose of floating debris and other navigational hazards from the waters of San Francisco Bay. (For more information click here.)
Location: Sausalito, Calif. (pop. 7,330; median family income $123,467) enjoys a spectacular view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge a short ferry ride from the city. The location and Mediterranean flair make this one of priciest places to live in a very pricey metropolitan area.

7. Railroad track inspector
Employer: RJ Corman Railroad Company
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Detect, locate, and evaluate deviations in cross-level, gauge, and profile of track, as called for by the Federal Railroad Administration. Determine the best means of correcting defects. (For more information click here.)
Location: Lexington, Ky. (pop. 260,512; median family income $53,264) calls itself the “Horse Capital of the World” because of the numerous thoroughbred horse farms in the area.

8. Landfill engineer
Employer: AppleOne, Inc.
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Design landfills in partnership with a medium-sized engineering firm. (For more information click here.)
Location: Fort Worth, Texas (pop. 534,694; median family income $42,939) began as an Army outpost overlooking the Trinity River in the mid-1800s.

9. Airbrush tattoo artist
Employer: Thomas Face Painting
Wages/salary: $20 an hour
Details: Apply temporary tattoo designs at parties, corporate events, street fairs, etc. Must be willing to travel out of state for three days at a time. (For more information click here.)
Location: Valley City, N.D. (pop. 6,826; median family income $41,604) calls itself the “City of Bridges” because of the 11 historic spans over the winding Sheyenne River.

10. Meat laboratory manager
Employer: University of Wisconsin
Wages/salary: $47,000
Details: Direct and conduct daily activities of a state-inspected meat lab, including harvest, fabrication, and further processing of red meat and poultry. Hire and train student employees. (For more information click here.)
Location: Madison, Wisc. (pop. 219,843; median family income $71,596) boasts one of the country’s lowest unemployment rates, which is one factor in its traditionally high “livability” ranking.

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