First I wish you good luck and second I think this is appropriate question for forum.
About 3 years ago I transferred from academia to industry, so I can partly understand yours difficulties.
Algebraic geometry is of some use in some industry. On the other hand I am not sure it that it is easy (or even possible) to find such jobs.
Example 1. Cryptography. Some private companies also research it e.g. for the purpose of cloud computing (popular topic now). Modern schemes to secure data involve Weil pairing.
Example 2. Error correcting codes. There are Goppa codes built on algebraic-geometry ideas. There is also current research how to use algebraic number theory in space time codes Perfect Space Time Block Codes.
Example 3. There are applications to robotics. They are described in book Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms by David A. Cox, John B. Little, Don O'Shea,
Well, I think the situation with research jobs in US, is better than in Russia, so if I was able find one in Russia, you have more chances there:) As another advise let me tell a bit of my story - I applied to some vacancy and was sure that they will not even interview me, cause there was big list of requirements and I knew nothing about it, except small item at the end about matrix calculations, which also was not my strong point, nevertheless to my great surprise I was hired by them. Actually I was lucky since in Russia it is difficult to find experts which they wanted to find, so they weaken the requirements. The moral of this story - just apply everywhere, does not matter it seems very related to yours experience or not.
May be it is good to allow math job advertisement on MO ? On MSE there some kind of banners at the right side of the screen, sometimes they inform about existence of arXiv.
May be it would be good for community ? People can learn what kind of jobs are of use in industry...
I am not sure by my feelings are that there are not so many bridges between math and real world it would be great to built as more as possible...
Let me ask this in meta : http://meta.mathoverflow.net/discussion/1433/math-job-advertisements-on-mo-/