8 Hot Jobs to Apply to Today

It’s almost that time of year again. As the nights get shorter, soon, we’ll feel a chill in the air, kids will head back to school, and the leaves will change colors before slowly dropping to the ground. But while this time of year is often an indicator of things ending — no more lounging by the pool or outdoor barbecues — it’s also a time for new beginnings. And if you’re feeling restless at your current job, now might be the perfect time to make your next career move.

Ready to turn over a new leaf? Check out these eight hot jobs below, in fields from healthcare to entertainment to tech and beyond, and apply now to get ahead of the competition!

1. Speech Language Pathologist – Telepractice, PresenceLearning

Location: Remote

What You’d Do: “PresenceLearning offers speech-language pathologists (SLPs) a flexible, remote opportunity to work with kids with special needs — and grow their careers. Coordinating with an on-site assistant, our skilled independent contractors work with K-12 students and their IEP teams via live videoconferencing, using the same techniques and materials as traditional on-site services.”

What Employees Say: “Some of the many benefits of working for PL include: 1) The mission is REAL. Most companies have a positive mission, but PL’s mission to help kids is not just a “feel good” statement it’s actually achievable and what we strive to do. 2) The people are awesome! Everyone wants what’s best for the kids we serve, the company as a whole, and one another. 3) Being able to WFH- Enough said… 4) Visits to Headquarters (San [Francisco]), company meeting in Las Vegas, “Holiday” paid time off, exciting incentives…” —Current Employee

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2. Claims Adjuster, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Location: Downers Grove, IL

What You’d Do: “Investigates, evaluates, disposes and settles less complex claims with moderate supervision and includes the investigation, determination and evaluation of coverage, liability and damages and the setting of proper reserves. Incumbents at this level typically hold claims reserve and settlement authority of up to $5,000 liability and/or $10,000 workers compensation or greater.”

What Employees Say: “Excellent leadership and direction. Although AJG is a large, publicly traded firm, it’s relatively flat where leaders tend to be highly accessible.” —Current Producer

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3. Pyrotechnician, Walt Disney Company

Location: Anaheim, CA

What You’d Do: “The individuals in a Pyrotechnician role are responsible for set-up and firing of pyrotechnic shows and effects in a variety of venues. Pyrotechnicians work directly with Entertainment-division teams to generate appropriate fixtures, programs and procedures to support shows.”

What Employees Say: “This is a great company to work for – people are proud to work here and are smart and driven. It’s exciting to be a part of what this company does and, if you work hard and are savvy about how to work well with others, you can have a lot of success and growth. There’s also a good amount of flexibility, depending on who you work for.” Current Employee

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4. Solutions Architect, Bullhorn

Location: Saint Louis, MO

What You’d Do: “As a Bullhorn Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for gathering requirements, developing use cases, drafting functional and technical specifications, and proposing technical solutions for new and existing clients. You will be a subject-matter expert in the Bullhorn platform, API, and extension points and will handle technical requests related to custom development, report development, and integrations with external systems.”

What Employees Say: “The culture/environment here is fantastic. Leadership is strong. Collaboration within and between departments is easy because Bullhorn employees truly care about each other. The perks and benefits are nice—far exceeding those offered at other St. Louis companies—but the relationships I’ve gained and the direct link between my efforts and moving the business forward are what I value most.” —Current Employee

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5. Warehouse Associate II, UPS

Location: Malden, MA

What You’d Do: “Responsibilities will include loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, auditing, general housekeeping, kitting, inbound processing, scanning orders, shipping and receiving, put-a-way, data entry into computerized inventory control systems and inventory control. In addition, most positions will require you to operate powered equipment such as a forklift or hydraulic jack lift to perform duties.”

What Employees Say: “Tuition assistance is nice. Working there part-time is a great option in you’re pursuing a degree. Work is tough but it becomes routine, if your body is up for it. Union employees get great benefits. Put in time as a part-timer, be a reliable employee, and you’ll be able to move up to management (if you get a degree), or as a driver. Driving is very hard and time consuming, but the pay is great and benefits are good as well.” —Current Supervisor

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6. Digital Journalist – Investigative, 21st Century Fox

Location: Charlotte, NC

What You’d Do: “Must be able to shoot, write, edit and deliver important and impactful investigative stories on air and via social media outlets. Dynamic live skills required. Must be well-informed on current events and local newsmakers with experience in finding, researching and executing investigative stories that Get Results.”

What Employees Say: “Lots of possibilities for learning, forward thinking and willing to take chances as a company. Management willing to delegate significant responsibility to staff (and hold accountable for results too!)” —Current Employee

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7. Physician Assistant, Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

Location: Rockwall, TX

What You’d Do: “The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Physician Assistant believes in excellence and is passionate about providing outstanding patient care and promoting wellness services as the premier provider of quality, accessible, and convenient care. Provides patient care that is consistent with Walgreens Healthcare Clinic’s scope of services for patients 18 months or older… The Physician Assistant is flexible in staffing the clinics and is able to float the market and adjust schedules to meet market and patient needs.”

What Employees Say: “great new grad orientation. autonomous. pleasant working conditions. other practitioners are helpful and available to assist over the phone.” —Current Employee

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8. Customer Service Manager, Workiva

Location: Denver, CO

What You’d Do: “The Customer Success Manager (CSM) is the primary customer contact for Workiva products and services and is responsible for creating a ‘wow’ customer experience. Each CSM is responsible for multiple customer accounts. The CSM will be responsible for day-to-day customer success activities spanning from the initial stages of onboarding to continued engagement and retention. The CSM will have an in-depth understanding of each customer’s overall business requirements and act as a consultant to determine how the various Wdesk solutions and features can meet their needs. The CSM will also partner with other Workiva teams on initiatives that address customer needs.”

What Employees Say: “Amazing company culture, great product, caring management, growing internal education/skill growth opportunities. Fast-paced with always new things to work on. Good pay, yearly bonuses, and amazing internal restaurant.” —Current Employee

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Editor’s Note: The companies and jobs highlighted in this article are curated by the editorial staff, listed in no particular order, and do not necessarily reflect the official methodology of Glassdoor’s official awards or honors. Job openings available as of 8/16/2017. For more details about how companies and specific roles are considered for editorial coverage, please visit Glassdoor for Employers.


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