Highest Paying Part-Time Jobs

People interested in part-time employment can work in a variety of industries, including healthcare and customer service. Read on to discover the educational requirements and job responsibilities for several professions.

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Career Options for Highest-Paying Part-Time Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the 2016 median annual salary for full-time careers is $37,040. Individuals will find there are many part-time positions that offer salaries near this national average, even with the reduced work schedule. The five careers profiled below are just a few part-time options.

Job Title Median Hourly Pay (2016)* Job Growth (2016-2026)*
Customer Service Representative $15.53 5%
Massage Therapist $19.17 24%
Sales Representative $29.10 (for wholesale & manufacturing sales representatives) 6% (for wholesale & manufacturing sales representatives)
Accountant $32.76 (for accountants & auditors) 10% (for accountants & auditors)
Computer Programmer $38.39 -8%

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

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Career Information for Highest-Paying Part-Time Jobs

Customer Service Representative

A career as a customer service representative is a well-paying part-time job, with a median hourly pay of $15.53. Customer service representatives are needed in a variety of fields, including retail, insurance, and telephone call centers. These representatives are responsible for taking orders, resolving issues, and informing customers about services or products. Customer service representatives usually need a high school diploma, with many individuals receiving on-the-job training.

Massage Therapist

Individuals interested in a high-paying part-time position could consider working as a massage therapist due to the hourly pay of $19.17. Massage therapists specialize in reducing pain and stress for clients through the use of touch. They do so by discussing areas of concern with clients, manipulating muscles and soft tissues, and educating clients on stretching and relaxation exercises. Massage therapists can be self-employed or work in health-oriented facilities, such as spas or rehabilitation centers. These therapists usually complete a postsecondary training program, with 45 states requiring licensure.

Sales Representative

A career as a sales representative is a well-paying part-time job, with a median hourly wage of $29.10. Sales representatives can work for a variety of organizations, including merchant wholesalers and manufacturing companies. Job duties may include sourcing new clients via leads and networking, assisting customers in choosing the right products or services, and negotiating with customers on sales agreements. Sales representatives usually need a high school diploma to work for wholesale or manufacturing sales companies. Interested individuals can pursue certification through the Manufacturers' Representatives Educational Research Foundation.

Accountant

A career as an accountant is a high-paying part-time position, with a median hourly wage of $32.76. Accountants specialize in protecting an organization's financial well-being. They do so by evaluating financial records for any discrepancies, preparing and submitting taxes, and providing recommendations to minimize expenses and generate income. Accountants can work for financial services firms or insurance agencies. This career requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related financial discipline.

Computer Programmer

Individuals interested in a well-paying part-time position could consider working as computer programmer, earning a median of $38.39 hourly. These programmers are responsible for creating code that enables computer programs to run. They do so by utilizing programming languages like Java, testing programs to ensure they function properly, and revamping existing programs as needed. Computer programmers usually work for computer systems design firms and will need a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related information technology discipline.

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