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Monday, June 3, 2013

15 Hot Jobs That Pay $80K or More

It's been 26 years since Gordon Gekko of Wall Street pronounced greed is good. We won't take it that far.
What we would say, however, is that paying your bills on time is excellent. Saving some money each pay period is spectacular. Having resources to splurge from time to time is magnificent.

The key to enjoying those types of luxuries is finding a good-paying job. Our Best Jobs of 2013 features a buffet of remunerative occupations spanning the six industries we cover, even the stereotypically starving-artist filled creative industry. Here are those 15 jobs, where both earnings and employment opportunity are ample:

Average Wage: $95,500

Average Wage: $114,490

Average Wage: $82,710

Average Wage: $82,320

Average Wage: $87,740

Average Wage: $120,450

7. Lawyer
Average Wage: $130,490

Average Wage: $87,980

Average Wage: $116,010

Average Wage: $112,160

Average Wage: $116,860

Average Wage: $92,080

Average Wage: $81,670

Average Wage: $93,900

15. Dentist
Average Wage: $142,740

Friday, May 31, 2013

Top 10 Companies Hiring This Week

June 1 - June 8

A job search can get quite frustrating these days, with so many people competing for too few openings. To ease the burden, AOL Jobs tracked down the 10 top companies that are hiring this week. From sales jobs to finance positions, full-time to part-time, these employers have a plethora of openings they're looking to fill.

Good luck job hunting!

Petco Logo1. Petco Jobs: 10,897 openings.

Petco isn't just where the pets go; it's also a place for many new hires. The pet supplies store continues to expand and is the perfect place for lovers of our furry, feathered and scaly friends.

Employee Review: "I met some great people and work with even more amazing people. The management was fantastic. I was paid fairly and had reasonable hours. I also was able to work around my school schedule which helped me pay for tuition. Plus, who doesn't like getting to play with puppies every Saturday?"*

Pizza Hut Logo2. Pizza Hut Jobs: 6,163 openings.

Pizza Hut continues to expand, adding new locations nationwide. For those with a knack for customer-service-with-a-smile, these jobs could be for you. Work in the store, or behind the wheel as a delivery driver.

Employee Review: "Decent hours, fun working environment, challenging (but not too much), rewarding, quick training (I was cross-trained, so I could fill any role necessary)."*

United Health-care3. UnitedHealth Group Jobs: 4,469 openings.

UnitedHealth Group currently provides health insurance services to more than 75 million people worldwide.

Employee Review: "Good, steady work. Great learning opportunities. Very little favoritism, you get ahead based on your own work. Work at home opportunities help on commuting costs. Great work-life balance, ample vacation time."*

Panda Restaurant Group Logo4. Panda Restaurant Group Jobs: 2,936 openings.

Panda Restaurant Group is the parent company of Panda Inn, Hibachi-San and Panda Express, the largest Chinese fast-food chain in the United States.

Employee Review: "One of the best reasons that you might want to work at Panda Express is that they offer you an opportunity to grow within the company. You might start from an average position and work your way up, you get benefits and payment is good too."*

Firestone Complete Auto Care Logo5. Firestone Complete Auto Care Jobs: 2,847 openings.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is a car maintenance company with over 1,600 locations nationwide. Whether you're mechanically inclined or would rather work on the retail side of things, they could have the job for you.

Employee Review: "Higher than average compensation for retail, good camaraderie with co workers. Nice working for large company that you know will be there tomorrow. "*

Macy's6. Macy's Jobs: 2,785 openings.

Even though sales are down slightly, the retail giant continues to hire in large quantities nationwide.

Employee Review: "The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available."*

Combined Insurance Logo7. Combined Insurance Jobs: 2,243 openings.

Combined Insurance is a global supplemental insurance provider that provides accident insurance, life insurance, critical care coverage and other services.

Employee Review: "A solid company with an honest and ethical core belief system. It is a fully commission job so if you are not working effectively then you are not getting paid."*

AT&T Retail8. AT&T Jobs: 1,953 openings.

Wireless giant AT&T continues to hire in large volumes, as many customers upgrade their smartphones and purchase tablets that require LTE data plans.

Employee Review: "They provide great benefits and pay. I know they match quite a bit for 401(k) investment. It is a great job for someone interested in technology and learning about new technologies. Also, it is great to know that you are helping others out on a daily basis."*
9. Christus Health Jobs: 1,855 openings.

Christus Health is a Catholic nonprofit healthcare system that needs registered nurses.

Employee Review: "Love the staff. They're all "healing heroes" in my book."*

Citi Logo10. Citi Jobs: 1,496 openings.

Citi is the third largest bank in the United States, after JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.

Employee Review: "It is a more laid-back atmosphere, and in most cases provides good work-life balance. Working from home remote is on a more widely accepted."*

*All employee reviews sourced from Glassdoor, a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies.
*Source AOL

Monday, December 10, 2012

15 companies hiring in December

December is filled with making lists -- grocery lists for holiday parties, lists of gifts for family and friends. And of course there's the naughty and nice list, but that one might just be for Santa.If you're a job seeker, create one more list with everything you should do for your job search throughout the month. Items to add include updating your résumé, sending holiday cards to professional contacts and researching companies that are hiring.To help you cross that last one off your list, here are 15 companies hiring in December:

1. BASF Corp.
Industry: Chemical/engineering
Sample job titles: Scientist, chemist, supply chain, sales, engineering, production
Location: Nationwide

2. Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc.
Industry: Engineering
Sample job titles: Civil engineer, project manager, landfill gas field technician, wastewater engineer
Location: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Arizona, West Virginia

3. Comfort Keepers
Industry: In-home care services/senior care
Sample job titles: State tested nursing assistant, caregiver/companion, certified nurse's aide
Location: Nationwide

4.  EZCorp
Industry: Retail/finance
Sample job titles: Customer service, manager trainee, Amazon e-commerce sales
Location: Nationwide

5. Gold Buyers at the Mall
Industry: Retail
Sample job titles: Retail salessales associate
Location: Nationwide

6. Heartland Dental Care
Industry: Dental
Sample job titles: Dentist, dental assistant, dental hygienist, business assistant, administrative assistant
Location: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

7. OnHealthcare
Industry: Health care
Sample job titles: Certified nursing assistant, dental assistant, optometrist, dentist, podiatrist, audiologist, nurse practitioner, ophthalmic technician
Location: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania

8. Portfolio Recovery Associates
Industry: Financial services
Sample job titles: Account representative, systems analyst, applications developer, human resources business partner, operations manager
Location: Las Vegas; Norfolk, Va.; Rosemont, Ill.; Birmingham, Ala.; Hutchinson, Kan.

9. Scotts Miracle-Gro
Industry: Retail/professional services/sales
Sample job titles: Door-to-door sales, agriculture sales, inside sales
Location: Across the U.S., including Tampa, Fla.; Chicago; Denver; Dallas; Columbus, Ohio

10. Senior Life Insurance Co.
Industry: Insurance
Sample job titles: Outside sales representative -- insurance agent (senior market)
Location: Nationwide

11. Total Quality Logistics
Industry: Sales
Sample job titles: Logistics sales account executive
Location: Chicago; Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla.; Denver; Indianapolis; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Erlanger, Lexington and Louisville, Ky.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Austin, Texas

12. Vanity Shops
Industry: Retail
Sample job titles: Director of sourcing, buyer, sales consultant, team lead, assistant store manager, store manager
Location: Nationwide

13. Visiting Angels
Industry: Home health care
Sample job titles: Caregiver/companion, certified nursing assistant, home health aide, scheduler, registered nurse
Location: Nationwide

14. Westfield Insurance
Industry: Insurance
Sample job titles: Graduate development program, insurance internship (all entry level)
Location: Westfield/Cleveland, Ohio

15. Youth Villages
Industry: Nonprofit/social services
Sample job titles: Foster care counselor, teacher assistant, administrative assistant, behavioral youth counselor, bilingual transitional living specialist -- Spanish, youth counselor, registered nurse
Location: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, Washington, D.C.

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