3. Sprinkler system layout engineering technician
Employer: MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc.
Wages/salary: $39,000 (avg. salary of such jobs)
Details: As assistant to senior fire-protection engineer, employee collects field data pertaining to sprinkler systems at US military facilities. Possibly on the road more than 50 percent of the time. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Portland, Maine (pop. 64,249; median family income $45,832) boasts New England’s second-largest fishing port and ranked sixth among Relocate America’s Top 10 Places to Live in 2007.
4. Stadium vendor
Employer: FC Dallas (Major League Soccer)
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Sell items to spectators at 20,000-seat Pizza Hut Park stadium, which is centerpiece of the first large-scale US soccer facility of its kind. Must be able to walk up and down stairs an entire shift. (Click here for more information.)
Location: Frisco, Texas (pop. 101,393; median family income $108,097), a northern suburb of Dallas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.