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Warehouse Package Handler

FedEx Ground

Duncansville, PA

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Entry Level Warehouse Associate

Adecco

Northampton, PA

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Machinery Technicians

Adecco

Bensalem, PA

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Server

Olive Garden

North Wales, PA

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Host

Olive Garden

North Wales, PA

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CDL Truck Driver Regional jobs

TransForce

Mechanicsburg, PA

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Scientific Intelligence Specialist

Takeda Pharmaceutical

Penryn, PA

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Rate Increase for Team Owner Operators OTR

Forward

Erie, PA

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Veterans Preferred - Call Monitoring - Quality Analyst

PayPal

Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Pennsylvania Jobs: Overview

Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania is the second oldest state in America, after Delaware. The "Keystone State" has a rich history and played a significant role in the formation and founding of the United States. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Gettysburg Address were all written here. As a result, there's tons of history to soak up in Pennsylvania: You can visit Independence National Park, the Liberty Bell, or Gettysburg National Military Park to start. History aside, Pennsylvania has plenty of other attractions to offer. You can ride the carousel at Hershey Park, swim in Lake Erie at Presque Isle State Park, or browse the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Got your sights set on the Keystone State? You can start your move by searching for Pennsylvania jobs on Monster.

One draw of Pennsylvania life is its wide range of industries within both the public and private sectors. It's no wonder Pennsylvania has ranked within the top 15 best states for opportunity. You can find tons of jobs across the Keystone State, especially in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Allentown.

Popular Jobs in Pennsylvania

Want to know where the jobs in Pennsylvania are? You have your choice of production jobs in the Keystone State. The state's manufacturing industry makes medical devices, nanomaterials, steel, fabricated metal products, and more. But if you'd like to land an engineering job instead, look no further than Pennsylvania's lucrative natural gas industry—the state is one of the nation's biggest exporters of natural gas.

Natural gas isn't the only way Pennsylvania's economy lives off the land. The state's agribusiness industry is driven by its rich heritage, high-quality soil, crop diversity, and strong partnerships with universities. Jobs in life sciences are also a historical and integral part of Pennsylvania's economy. The very first hospital in America was established in Philadelphia centuries ago. Since then, thousands of companies have made crucial advances in the medical industry.

Some other popular jobs in Pennsylvania include:

Update Your Resume

Before you start applying for jobs in Pennsylvania, make sure you get your resume in check. There are generally five times in your life when you should update your resume, especially when you start a new job or acquire new skills. When hiring managers scan through resumes, they look for skills and qualities that you'll bring to the table. So make sure the core competencies related to your field are clear and easy to read.

Consider including a cover letter with your application, even if the job posting doesn't require one. It's a great way to market yourself and show that you're able to write professionally. Monster can show you how to use attention-grabbing tactics to make yourself stand out from other qualified candidates.

Interviewing for Pennsylvania Jobs

We've all been asked to "tell me about yourself" during a job interview—and felt paralyzed and unsure of what to say. But it's not a trick question—when hiring managers ask this question, they want to know if you're a good fit both professionally and culturally. When answering, talk about your previous job experience and other professional accomplishments and be sure to mention which skills and qualities you'll bring to the job.

Get prepped ahead of time for that question and other common interview questions by following our effective improv job interview exercises. And if you stumble during the interview, don't be discouraged. See Monster's tips on how to overcome job interview mistakes.

How Much Do Pennsylvania Jobs Pay?

The median household income in Pennsylvania is $61,744. If you want to find out how much you can expect to make at your job, just look it up on Monster's Salary Tools. You'll find the median salary, plus the lowest salary and a range of possible earnings. If you're chasing a slightly higher salary, this tool also offers next steps to take to move up in your career.

Want to Learn More About Companies Near You?

At Monster, we advise you to do some research on an employer before taking a job. Workplace culture is critically important when determining if a job fits your values and career goals. You can find out more with Monster's company profiles. This tool lets you view company photos and videos, headquarters, and recent job postings.

You'll also find:

  • where the company is located
  • how many people work for the company
  • the company's mission statement

Make Monster the Key to Your Job Success

There are tons of opportunities in the Keystone State. Find them by joining Monster and creating your free profile. Don't want to miss a chance to apply for the right position? We can send you email alerts when new Pennsylvania jobs get posted and make your resume visible to recruiters.