Part Time Careers

Part Time Careers Overview

Part Time Careers Overview

If you're partial to part time careers, you can find work in almost any type of business. Food service, sales and even some clerical positions are typically part time jobs, but even higher-paying vocations such as dentists, pharmacists and doctors can be worked part time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Part Time Careers Education

The education that's required for part time careers depends entirely upon what kind of part time job you work in. Restaurant workers and sales clerks don't usually have to have more than a high school diploma. Most of the time part-time clerical work doesn't need more than that, either, although it can be useful to have educational certification or experience with industry-specific procedures and terminology if you want to work in a legal or medical office. Healthcare types of part time careers understandably require more credentials, typically a doctoral degree, although medical and dental assistant jobs usually only need a post-secondary non-degree award.

Part Time Careers Job Market

The job outlook for part time careers is fairly good in general. Of course just how good it is relies on the type of business you want to work in, but overall the availability of part time work should increase over the next several years. The BLS reports that typical part time careers such as retail sales, clerical and food service jobs should increase between 10 and 12 percent by 2022. Part time work in the healthcare field will provide even more employment opportunities. The aging population is the factor the BLS points to when explaining its projected growth of 14 to 16 percent for healthcare related jobs such as dentists, pharmacists and doctors.

Part Time Careers Salaries

Part time salaries are usually listed as an hourly wage rather than an annual salary. That's because "part time" isn't the same number of working hours for everyone in any given pay period. It could be anywhere from one hour a week to 36. The average hourly wage for sales clerks and food servers is between $8 and $10. Clerical workers stand to make a bit more at about $16 per hour. Part time jobs that require high education will pay better hourly. Dentists can average around $64, pharmacists can earn roughly $45 and physical therapists can make over $30 per hour.

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