Not all part-time jobs are created equal. That’s why we’ve put together this list of high paying jobs that offer flexible scheduling options! From fitness to fashion to web design to photography, there’s sure to be a perfect part-time job for you, whatever your interests may be.

Business/Administration

1. Non-Profit Fundraising Associate

A non-profit is a great place to work because you can choose to support something that truly matters to you. Non-profits are driven by fundraising, so this position allows you to have a huge impact!

2. Account Manager

Account managers work with their employers to manage client relations. You'll often work at business-to-business sales firms and will require a strong knowledge of Excel and the industry you’re doing business in.

If you enjoy working with numbers and people, this could be a great way to combine the two into a career.

3. Tax Associate

Taxes are complicated, and many individuals and companies seek out advisors to help them out when tax season rolls around. This position requires a strong knowledge of all national, state, and regional tax obligations and guidelines.

4. Business Consultant

If you have experience in the professional business world but are looking to move from full-time to part-time employment, you should consider becoming a business consultant.

Firms hire consultants to help with reorganizing, restructuring, or special projects. With your connections from previous professional positions, you can start developing a network to advertise your consulting services to.

5. Virtual Assistant/Secretary

Companies and their high-ranking executives need secretaries or assistants to manage day-to-day tasks. While many offices still have secretaries at the front desk, some secretarial jobs are moving online.

If you don’t have a schedule that permits you to work in an office from nine to five, a virtual assistant position allows you to do administrative tasks on your computer conveniently from home.

Marketing

6. Social Media Assistant

If you love social media, you might as well make some money doing it for a living! Nearly every company has a social media presence these days and someone needs to manage the accounts, gain followers, and respond to comments.

If working for one company isn’t your cup of tea, there are also social media agencies that manage accounts for multiple clients.

7. Content Writer

Like social media, most companies these days also have blogs, videos, or other content on their website to create brand awareness and explain their product.

Being a blog or content writer is another great way to do something you enjoy while making money, and depending on the company you’re writing for, it's likely that you’ll be able to set your own schedule.

Education

8. Tutor

Besides that fact that you can make some serious cash, there are lots of perks to being a tutor! You can really play to your strengths by choosing to tutor a subject that you excel at and enjoy. Also, you can work as many or as little days as you like because you get to set your own schedule.

9. Academic Coach

An academic coach is similar to a tutor and thus carries a lot of the same benefits. However, rather than helping a student with a specific subject, an academic coach helps more with overall learning by assessing the student’s learning style and developing an academic plan for them.

Fitness/Lifestyle

10. Fitness Instructor

If fitness is your forte, there are many ways to channel your love for exercise into a job. Gyms and specialized studios are always in need of people to lead group fitness classes and, best of all, these positions don’t always require a certification (unlike personal trainer positions).

Whatever your exercise of choice is — Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Dance, Weightlifting — gyms are always looking to hire new instructors or add new classes to their schedules. Even if you don’t see a specific class offered at your gym, ask to speak with management and see if they would be interested in offering something new with your help!

11. Personal Trainer

Being a personal trainer can be a very rewarding career that allows you to develop close relationships with clients. However, you do need to become certified before you can call yourself a personal trainer. Thankfully, there are many different certification programs available! 

Look for one that’s accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) to ensure that any employer will recognize the certification.

12. Massage Therapist

Similar to becoming a personal trainer, there are a few steps one needs to take before becoming a massage therapist. First, you’ll need to earn a certificate in massage therapy, you’ll take an approved national exam in massage therapy, and finally you can apply for a state license.

However, once this is all done, being a massage therapist can be a rather lucrative career!

Retail

13. Guest Service Coordinator

A guest service coordinator works at malls, hotels, amusements parks —any place that might have “guests” — to ensure they have a great experience. If you enjoy helping people, this is a good part-time job option that doesn’t require a lot of experience or any special certifications.

14. Luxury Retail Sales Associate

You might not think of a sales associate as a high paying job, but luxury sales associates can make a very comfortable living, even just working part-time. This is because these sales associates almost always earn commission on their sales, and when you’re selling a $10,000 handbag with 10% commission, the math is in your favor.

Look for employment at luxury branded retailers (think Prada, Gucci, Chanel) or high-end department stores such as Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus. You might start small, but as your client book grows, so will your wallet!

Tech

15. Web Designer

From small business owners to bloggers, there will always be someone in need of a cool layout for their website. Flex those design skills by setting up your own website to advertise your services or sell pre-designed templates for sites such as WordPress or Shopify. Either way, people will pay for your sought-after talents.

16. Programmer

If you enjoy coding and computer programming, you could offer your services to businesses or individuals looking to build websites and apps. Programming is a highly sought after skill, so the pay in this field is great.

17. IT

We all know very well that sometimes, computers have problems. IT technicians are the people who know how to fix them.

Every company needs to hire IT technicians to help fix any computer problem that could slow down productivity. If you know your way around computers (inside and out), this is the perfect job for you!

Beauty/Art

18. Photographer

If you have a passion for photography, it's not hard to turn that hobby into a job! Start an Instagram or website to showcase your work, or reach out to friends and family to start getting business. You can set your schedule and the price for photo shoots, thus giving you a lot of control over your career.

19. Makeup Artist

If your favorite pastime is watching makeup YouTube tutorials, you might want to consider being a makeup artist. To become a professional makeup artist, you’ll have to go to a makeup artist school.

However, if you just want to make some money on the side doing makeup for people in your social circle, you could skip the school and develop your makeup skills on your own. Either way, this is a great way to do something you enjoy while getting paid!

20. Estheticians

Esthetician is a broad term for people who perform a number of beauty treatments such as waxing, facials, manicures/pedicures, and more. You do need a certification to be hired as an esthetician, but there’s likely to be an esthetician school somewhere near you.

Transcriber/Translator

21. Translator

If you’re fluent in more than one language, being a translator is a great part-time job that should come naturally! Many institutions, from courts to museums, need translators so you can choose a place of employment that best suits your needs and interests.

22. Medical Transcriber

Medical transcribers convert voice-recorded reports from doctors into text format. Medical transcription does not mandate certification, but training for the position will normally include coursework in medical terminology, anatomy, editing, grammar and punctuation, and typing. 

You’ll learn a lot about the medical field in this position, and if you’re interested in pursuing a career as a nurse or another type of medical professional, this could be a good first step.

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