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Best Part Time Jobs Available

Updated on November 16, 2012

If you are looking to make an additional income, try a part time job. Good paying part time work is hard to find, but there are many part time jobs available that pay well and offer good perks. Often, part time jobs pay more than full-time employment because they do not offer benefits. If you only need the money and not the benefits, part time is the way to go.

Moms, retirees, career-changers and others often want to earn an income that will supplement the household income. If you do not want the hassle of a long daily commute yet get a decent wage, I have news for you.

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Know Your Skill Set

Know your skill-set. What industry do you want to work in: Retail? Education? Health Care? Automotive or other.

Individuals that earn the most money who work part time, are the ones with a lot of experience or are experts in their field. Almost every profession you can name today has a part time version. Social Workers, Teachers, Pharmacist, Lawyers, Office Workers, Clerks, etc. can work part time.

20 Categories of Available Part-time Jobs on CareerBuilder


*Health Care

*Entry Level

*Customer Service

Retail Management





Installation – Management

Skilled Labor – Trades

*Information Technology

*Professional Services


*Administration - Clerical



*Business Development




* Jobs you can work from home

Many part time jobs and careers can be worked from home. Some are home-based; meaning that some of the work is done at home. Technology has made many jobs available to work from home. You can have conference calls over the phone and video calls from home; record your work hours using software; send email; and do many other needed projects to earn an income.

As a side note: When you are searching for part time work, do not limit your search to a title; search for the function and skill you possess. For example, you want to be a Teacher; type in your search engines something more specific like: “teach social studies to high schoolers”. Be as specific as possible when searching. When I found a part time job I have worked for nine years, I did not know the title; I found it by searching for the function and skills I possessed.

Which leads me to the next point, you must know your skill set. I talk about this all the time. The better you know yourself, the better part time job/career you will land. Here is a list of the things you need to know about yourself to get the best part time job you can:

1) Skills – are you good at solving problems; managing money; spreadsheets, etc.

2) Industry – what industry do you want to work in?

3) Experience – know your past successes and achievements.

4) Availability – how many hours are you available to work a week?

5) Where – do you want to work from home, offsite or relocate?

Try Something New

Be willing to try something new. In our changing world, there are many opportunities that can be fulfilling. Be flexible in your thinking, and if you have an inkling to step out and try it, go ahead. You will not be penalized for trying. How will you ever know unless you try? Speaking of trying, have you thought about working online. Online jobs are available in abundance, but you should investigate and make sure you know all the facts before you sign up. Online work is the wave of the future - check it out.


Last point, do not look for a job or career change without a plan; this is dangerous. Plan your journey to a new life. Give yourself daily, weekly and monthly goals. And when you reach your goals, reward yourself for accomplishing something you have never done. Searching for a part time job takes no less effort than applying for a full time job – give it your all.



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    anglnwu 5 years ago

    Thanks for the thumbs up. You've given many helpful suggestions--always good to know there are more than one way to make some cash on the side. Thanks for sharing.

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    tipstoretireearly 5 years ago from New York

    Good point about the need for planning. Even a part-time job takes up a good portion of your week, so its worth planning to find a meaningful job that you enjoy.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    heavenbound5511, very thoughtful comment. We must take great care in selecting a job. Thanks for your visit today.

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    heavenbound5511 7 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!


    Good page. It it so important to get a job that is the right fit or you will be miserable and your work quality will suffer.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Hi Kellywatson04, thanks for coming by my hub. I appreciate your comments. Please write a hub so that you can put links on them to share with people.


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    kellywatson04 7 years ago

    Very insightful article and I also want share a useful links for your Indians readers who are looking for part time jobs :)

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Nice to see you Writerly, I am glad to see you find this hub informative, well-written and useful!

    You are welcome, my pleasure!

    Thanks for making your presence felt here today!

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    Writerly Yours 7 years ago

    Informative, well-written and useful!


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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Ingenira, good for you. It is good to grow and develop. I wish for you much success here at HubPages! We have a great opportunity here.

    Thanks for sharing your comments.

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    Ingenira 7 years ago

    Very useful list, Treasures. I am into part time job, providing training, and I find that very fulfilling, as I get to meet people, upgrading my skills, at the same time, I have my own time for family, and writing.... :)

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Lady_E, thanks for mentioning the 'virtual secretary'. You can work from home and virtual work, it is real and legitimate. I hope readers will take advantage of this site.

    Thanks for being so gracious to stop by - I am always delighted to see you.

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    Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

    This is very useful - Regarding Admin, there is what they call "virtual secretary". People who actually work from home and answer the phone on behalf of a company. Amazing.

    I like the collection of books at the end too. :)

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Hi Dian, thanks for coming by. You have a strong powerful skillset - and you can probably do almost anything and make huge amounts of money.

    You are blessed to be able to work part time. Part time work is an option for people who have varied interest and want to serve their community. Part time work allows one to grow, develop and test other opportunities.

    Have a great day! Your visit is much appreciated.

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    Dian'swords4u 7 years ago from North Carolina

    Very interesting. I am working part time myself. Thanks.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Yes Happyboomernurse, Nurse is on the list. You are my valued friend. I have three friends who returned to school, got their nursing degree and are employed today. You are blessed indeed!

    Thanks for sharing your success stories and validating this hub. So good to see you as always!

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    Gail Sobotkin 7 years ago from South Carolina

    Many of these great tips can also be used when looking for fulltime work. I especially like the idea of focusing on skills that one already possesses or would like to develop.

    When my son was very young, part-time work was perfect as I needed money more than benefits. I was blessed that my education and training as a nurse made it possible for me to virtually choose the hours I wanted to work. When my husband became disabled I needed fulltime work with health benefits and was able to switch to public health nursing with full benefits.

    Nursing is still a relatively recession proof career and I was glad to see it on your list.

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Hey Rosie, you know I appreciate your visits - you are first today! You always back me up. Let's hope people find help here on Hub looking for part time work. I know you are a good source too! Thanks, so much for your comment.

    Good day!

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    Rosie Rose 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend Treasures, I find your advice very useful. I hope those who are looking for part-time jobs read this hub.

    Have a nice day,