Think part-time jobs are all for waitresses and bartenders and the nice people who fold your clothes in retail stores? Think again. Some are highly specialized and very well-respected in their respective fields. Here are 10 high-paying examples of jobs that don’t require full-time hours.
A qualified translator can make about $50 per hour. All you need is a fluency with a particular language and a good grip on grammar, style, and syntax. If you prefer the security of working through a third-party staffing service, you’ll probably make less, maybe $20 an hour, but can easily work on your own time.
This is another example of a job with $50 an hour potential. If you’re into fitness and have some skills and knowledge to offer those who aren’t, consider taking on a few clients. You can specialize in particular sports, Pilates, yoga, skiing, boxing, or just general fitness.
Okay so you need at least a master's degree, but you can really tailor your schedule and your life however you see fit. Work with children, couples, or twentysomethings. Be a life coach or a therapist or a social worker. And rake in anywhere from $45 to $150 an hour.
You have to know something about nonprofits, plus whatever cause you’re working for. But these jobs are typically not full-time and, for a talented candidate with experience, can earn up to $50 an hour.
Especially if you cover any particularly specific market—tech or niche subjects—you might just be able to eke out a career. The average hourly rate for freelance gigs is $33 an hour, but can go as high as $75.
For between $30 and $50 an hour, you can help get someone back on their feet after surgery or injury—in either a hospital or private setting—for however many hours each week you like.
Even without making the trek to a campus to teach a course or two per semester, you can make up to $70 per hour. This is particularly appealing now that there is such an increase in online course availability—and demand for instructors.
Top people in this field make as much as $60 per hour helping people with vocal disorders, and setting their own schedules.
Work in any setting you prefer—whether at a fancy spa or making house calls with your portable table. Make your own hours (and aromatherapy blends), and rake in up to $60 an hour.
For $30 to $60 per hour, you can develop applications, engineer software, etc. And you can work in your pajamas.
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