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An employee stacks Santa hats for sale at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Burbank, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Consumer hardline retailers are hopeful Black Friday will provide a strong start to the holiday shopping season, but any lift may come at the expense of margins, as the landscape has become increasingly promotional. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
As the holidays approach, temporary hiring ramps up, primarily for positions in retail, hospitality and shipping.

But seasonal hiring also offers some unique and perhaps unexpected job opportunities as well. As consumers tend to spend more money at this time of year, the increase in revenue oftentimes requires additional support managing the books. Tax preparer may not be the job one equates with the holidays, but it is a popular listing in the CareerCast database for employers seeking seasonal help.

The following positions represent eight of the most in-demand seasonal jobs of 2018 and their salaries, reflecting estimates for full-time positions, according to jobs finding site CareerCast.
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Median hourly wage: $33.34


Median hourly wage: $22.09
Tractor trailers sit in a parking lot during the afternoon sort at the United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. United Parcel Service Inc. is scheduled to release quarterly earnings results on April 28. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Delivery truck driver

Median hourly wage: $14.06
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Rows of colored high end data cables are seen feeding into racks of computer servers inside a comms room at an office in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Vodafone Group Plc will ask telecommunications regulator Ofcom to guarantee that U.K. wireless carriers, which rely on BT's fiber network to transmit voice and data traffic across the country, are treated fairly when BT sets prices and connects their broadcasting towers. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Information security analyst

Median hourly wage: $45.92
Portrait of happy female hotel receptionist standing at workplace. Smiling woman receptionist working in hotel.

Median hourly wage: $24.09

Median hourly wage: $24.09
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Median hourly wage: $35.86
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Online salesperson

Median hourly wage: $18.12
Employees hold a box at a DHL Worldwide Express facility ahead of Cyber Monday in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. E-commerce continues to outpace brick-and-mortar retail in sales growth as this Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history, with $6.6 billion in predicted sales. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Shipping, receiving and traffic clerk

Median hourly wage: $16.25