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Most Underrated Jobs In America: Not Glamorous, But Well-Paid And Low Stress

Most Underrated Jobs In America: Not Glamorous, But Well-Paid And Low Stress

Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, but one way to get ahead is to take a look at careers that fly below the radar of other job hunters. That's what CareerCast has done in unveiling its latest list of underrated jobs, careers that the job-search website says offer increasing opportunities for job... Read More »

Colleges With The Lowest-Paid Graduates

Colleges With The Lowest-Paid Graduates

A PayScale reports the starting and mid-career salaries of 1.5 million graduates with bachelor's degrees who attended one a U.S. of college or university. Read More »

How To Get A Good Raise Next Year, Even When No One Else Does

How To Get A Good Raise Next Year, Even When No One Else Does

Raises have been minimal, or non-existent from 2010 to 2012, according to a survey from Mercer, a New York human resources consulting firm. Most raises have been in the 2.7 percent range this year -- less than the 2012 cost of living adjustment of 3.6 percent. Clearly, the struggling job market is enabling... Read More »

Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

Large retailers are gearing up to hire throngs of seasonal workers to help with the increased customer traffic many expect for the holidays. They include Kohl's Corp., the nation's third-largest retailer, which plans to fill nearly 52,700 seasonal jobs at its 1,134 stores, as well as at its distribution... Read More »

10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S.

10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S.

What makes a job dangerous and potentially fatal? It can be any number of factors, including the type of work and where it's performed. Last year, as the Labor Department recently reported, 4,609 people lost their lives on the job, a rate equal to 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 full-time workers. While the... Read More »

Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

One of the disadvantages to most part-time jobs is the lack of benefits. But Starbucks Corp. doesn't discriminate, providing the ubiquitous coffee chain's 95,000 part-timers with full health insurance benefits. For many who lost full-time jobs during the Great Recession and got part-time gigs at Starbucks,... Read More »

10 Best Health Care Jobs In 2012 And Beyond

10 Best Health Care Jobs In 2012 And Beyond

An aging population, advances in technology and the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- ensure that jobs in medical professions will continue to grow in the U.S. for years. Employment for both salaried and hourly workers in the health care... Read More »

Shockingly High Salaries At Tech Startups

Shockingly High Salaries At Tech Startups

The word "startup" for many people conjures up images of a newly formed tech company filled with young, not-too-well paid staffers who are hoping their stock options might be worth something someday. But that's changing -- at least in tech hotspots, such as Silicon Valley, according to a new online... Read More »

10 Jobs That Pay At Least $35,000 A Year

10 Jobs That Pay At Least $35,000 A Year

By Susan Ricker Oscar Wilde once said, "When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." While his sentiment is perhaps a little cynical, it rings true, as every part of life has a price tag attached: transportation, medical bills, groceries,... Read More »

Telemarketer Makes Bomb Threat After Homeowner Hangs Up, Police Say

Telemarketer Makes Bomb Threat After Homeowner Hangs Up, Police Say

Lots of homeowners get frustrated by unsolicited phone calls from salespeople trying to sell them something that they don't want. But it appears it was a telemarketer's turn to let off steam last week, after he allegedly threatened to blow up the house of a Mead, Colo., homeowner who turned down the offer of... Read More »

7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

By Jada A. Graves Call it employee malaise, or some component of "The American Dream," but many workers in the United States feel that they're not earning the salary that they deserve. For some of them, that notion is personal and emotional, but not always logical. Sometimes, though, the idea that a job is... Read More »

Ousted Calif. Police Chief Randy Adams, Who Made $457,000 A Year, Sues For Severance

Ousted Calif. Police Chief Randy Adams, Who Made $457,000 A Year, Sues For Severance

He may have taken an oath to serve and protect the public, but a former police chief in California, ousted two years ago amid a pay scandal, now appears more interested in padding his wallet on the backs of taxpayers. Randy Adams (pictured above), who served as police chief in the Los Angeles suburb of... Read More »

10 Cities With Fastest-Growing Wages In 2012

10 Cities With Fastest-Growing Wages In 2012

By Abby Rogers and Callie Bost Unemployment is still a major problem in the United States. But it looks like we're finally making our way out of the recession, at least in terms of pay wages. Read More »

3 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

3 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

You look across the table and your eyes meet. You blink and then quickly look away. Was that a smile you detected? You hope so, because you were smiling, too. No, you're not on a date. You're at a job interview and it's going well. It's the second time you've met with the prospective employer and you feel like... Read More »

7 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Up To $40 An Hour

7 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Up To $40 An Hour

Getty Images For some 8 million Americans, part-time jobs are a way of life. Many are cobbling together several part-time gigs while they search for that elusive full-time job. Some, though, prefer part-time work because it offers flexibility and time off for other pursuits, including raising kids. But... Read More »

Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars. That's how much a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee was paid last year under a presidential program that recognizes exceptional performance on the job. The government worker, a veterinarian, was paid $179,700 in base salary and given a $62,895 "service bonus" for... Read More »

A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

A Job In High Demand That Pays $68,000 A Year

As the nation's baby boomer generation has aged, there's been a corresponding increase in demand for workers to provide health-care services. It comes as little surprise then that the health-care sector has added an average of 28,000 jobs a month during the last 12 months, according to the Bureau of Labor... Read More »

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

$100,000-A-Year Jobs That Don't Require A College Degree

With U.S. workers' wages stagnating, the idea of earning $100,000 a year without a bachelor's degree might seem impossible. But there are jobs that command high salaries, have plenty of openings, and require only certification from a vocational school or an associate degree, typically earned at one of the... Read More »

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

By Justin Thompson Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline. Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice... Read More »

How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

How To Work Freelance And Get Paid What You're Worth

By Steph Auteri One of the big challenges of launching your career as a freelancer is figuring out how much to charge – and convincing potential clients you're worth that amount. Do you start at $15/hour? $25/hour? $50/hour? What if you overprice your services and the client balks? Read More »

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