Anyone looking to perform moderately dangerous/mildly frustrating/physically exhaustive (hmmmm....I really am nuckin futs..) should look into the areas local governments. The starting pay for the areas firefighters ranges between $33k/ to $39k a year. I realize its not a lot, but it is survivable in this area; not at all boring; and doesn't require any previous experience. I have heard rumours that Pr. William, Loudon, and Fauquier Co.s are having a hard time getting people to even show up for tests. I work for the District, and currently we are hiring off of an older list.
Its not the I/T field, but it's a job. Who knows- you might even like risking your life on a day-in/day-out basis( you do drive Imprezas, after all...).
P.s.- Its also somewhat stable/long term type work!