Here's an unusual but interesting job - write a program, let it run on its own for 3 months and earn $40k, 25k or 15k. It's a competition for programmers – Automated Trading Championship 2012.
How to apply? Write a program (called a trading robot) and send it to the championship. Then it runs for three months, and if it's among the most profitable robots, you earn real money. It's challenging, since you can't modify your program during the competition.
Write a program in MQL5 - it's a specialized language. Haven't heard of it? Don't worry - it is a C like language with OOP, its syntax is very similar to C++. It comes with a special editor, debugger, tester and execution module. Also full documentation is available. It's a little harder with the program logic, but with tons of information available you can handle it.
Here are more details - championship.mql5.com/2012/en/programmers_developers