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3. Interactive creative director/marketing
Employer: Hallmark Cards
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Lead a team of interactive art directors and designers in providing creative and strategic development for all Hallmark digital initiatives, including (For more information click here.)
Location: Kansas City, Mo. (pop. 436,562; median family income $52,726) has more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other US city.

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4. Nanofabrication facility director
Employer: Binghamton University
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Administer the daily operations of a newly constructed $2 million “clean room,” used in nanofabrication, which entails the design and manufacture of devices with dimensions measured in the millionths of a millimeter. (For more information click here.)
Location: Binghamton, N.Y. (pop. 43,059; median family income $35,446) calls itself the “Carousel Capital of the World,” a reputation established by a local shoe tycoon who donated six carousels to area parks. Children ride them from Memorial Day to Labor Day at no charge.

5. Arch expert
Employer: ULTA
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Demonstrate and sell products by performing brow and facial waxing services. (For more information click here.)
Location: Lexington, Ky. (pop. 275,726, including Fayette; median family income $64,341) is not only the home of the University of Kentucky, but its population ranks 10th among the most college-educated in the country, with nearly 40 percent of residents having at least a bachelor’s degree.

6. Underground utility locater
Employer: ELM
Wages/salary: $12 to $18 an hour
Details: Use maps to locate underground utilities and work with utility mangers, crews, homeowners, and contractors in discussing utility location issues. Must walk up to five miles a day at least twice a week. (For more information click here.)
Location: Sioux City, Iowa (pop. 82,385; median family income $52,391) is the business hub of a tri-state area where Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota meet.

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