It's Friday, which means it's time for the latest installment of our weekly Cool Jobs forecast! Here are some of the coolest positions now hiring in a range of industries, from healthcare to engineering to video games. Check 'em out!
One word of advice, though: if you decide to apply for both the nursing job and the video game job, you might want to use a different resume.
1. Nurse Practitioner
Average salary: $95,000
Description: You will be part of a collaborative team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers. Although you work fairly independently, you have the support of your clinical supervisor, peers and office staff.
At MedOptions, nurse practitioners play a vital role in the effective treatment of symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia and psychiatric disorders. We are setting standards of care for dementia and behavioral health services in long-term care and sub acute rehab facilities.
2. HVAC Comfort Specialist
Average salary: $44,000
Description: HVAC Client seeking 10+ technicians to provide regular maintenance for heating and air conditioning systems. Must be able to evaluate equipment and identify any potential problems, providing a detailed estimate for any heating and AC repair in Houston. Ensuring customers that their system is operating at peak performance.
3. Semiconductor Defect Engineer
Average salary: $93,000
Description: The primary responsibility of this position is to provide accurate defect related analysis relating to efforts to implement advanced technology nodes in Malta to meet GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ technology roadmap requirements. Optimization of throughput and tool utilization for manufacturability in preparation for the eventual transfer to mass production in GF 300mm facilities is the final goal.
4. Java Developer
Average salary: $83,878
Description: As a Java Development Specialist, you will be responsible for performing a variety of technical duties including application programming, analysis, testing, and product installation to deliver high quality application solutions to clients. Tasks performed require integrating hardware, software packages and network solutions, including highly complex application components and reusable objects residing on multiple platforms. Applicants should also be specialists who primarily apply their technical skills in an internal or external customer billable services and implementation, environment.
5. Agricultural/Heavy Equipment Technician
Average salary: $38,837
Description: As a Service Technician you will perform diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer-owned agricultural equipment. Duties may also include but are not limited to maintaining condition of vehicles, inventory, tools and equipment and completing all reports and forms required in conjunction with work assignments.
6. Associate Food Scientist
Average salary: $53,000
Description: Responsible for the innovation, development, testing, and scale-up of new products in the core business area (antioxidants and other shelf life stabilizers) for companion animals. The incumbent will provide expertise in the area of formulation development to successfully guide and implement product improvements and new product development. This includes understanding the interactions of pet food ingredients during their production and storage lifetime.
7. Mechanical Designer
Average salary: $43,696
Description: This position involves design and redesign of new and existing air moving equipment utilized in the chemical, petrochemical, power, waste water treatment plants, heating and cooling, power generation, mining and marine application, and many other industrial applications. The individual must have working knowledge of moving and rotating machinery. Knowledge and familiarity of fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) as it pertains to fans and blowers will be a plus. They must be able to do design layouts, drawing detailing, and assembly drawings in using either AutoCAD or SolidWorks.
8. Linux Systems Engineer - Sony Playstation
Average salary: $78,000
Description: Sony Playstation is leading the cloud gaming revolution, putting console-quality video games on any device, from TVs to consoles to mobile devices and beyond.
Our SRE's focus is on three things: overall ownership of production, production code quality, and deployments.
We expect our SREs to have opinions on the state of our network, what we are doing right, and what we can do better. They are empowered to say when new features are ready for production, and work with other teams to make sure our requirements are met as early in the life cycle as possible.
Salary info via Glassdoor, Indeed, and Salary.com.