What Are Some Good Part-Time Occupations?


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Some of the most lucrative part-time jobs include physical therapist, dental hygienist, massage therapist, fitness instructor, sports coach, school bus driver, security guard and janitor, according to a 2012 U.S. News and World Report article. The publication claims that the majority of workers in these jobs work part-time.

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A physical therapist earns an average yearly salary of $78,270, as of 2012. About 29% of them worked part-time in 2010 at an average of 20 hours per week. More than half of dental hygienists work part-time, with an average yearly salary of around $70,000.

Massage therapists earn an average annual salary of $35,830, and U.S. News reports that 3 out of 4 of them worked less than 34 hours per week in 2010. Fitness instructors earn around $15 an hour, and most are hired part-time. Sports coaches earned an average yearly salary of $28,470; they are mostly employed by schools on a part-time basis during school terms.

School drivers made an average of $28,110 in 2011; they mostly cover school runs in the morning and the evening, save for the occasional school field trip. A security guard's job can be around the clock, although most of them choose to work five shifts a week, at around $23,900 annually. Janitors make, on average, $22,700 per year and can elect to work flexible hours.

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