Part-time jobs are great for people who want to earn some extra money while their busy with school, working, or family matters. A lot of people assume that you don’t receive any benefits as a part-time employee, but their are quite a few employers that provide benefits after working for a set amount of time. A number of part-time jobs come with paid vacation days, retirement matching, corporate discounts, subsidized health coverage, and more.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student who needs to pay off student loans, a stay-at-home parent who needs extra income, or an office worker whose sick of working 50 hours a week, there’s most likely a part-time job that will suit you. Here are just a few of the hundreds of available part-time jobs around the country.
Customer Service Rep – Customer service representatives rank among the largest occupations. They are responsible for responding to any customer inquiries and resolve any issues a customer may be facing. If you’re a people person you might enjoy working with customers and answering their question. Be aware though that you’ll also have to deal with angry customer complaints as well. The medium 50% of customer service representatives earn an hourly wage of between $11.34 and $18.27.
Pizza Deliverer – Delivering pizza is a great part-time job choice as it’s extremely simple. The pay varies from business to business but a good ballpark number is minimum hourly wage + tips + $0.75 per delivery to cover gas. The only cons to working as a pizza deliverer is the depreciation your car will endure during work hours, as well as paying for your own gas as $0.75 will hardly ever cover the costs.
Sales Clerk/Cashier – Working in a grocery store might seem beneath you at first, but in reality working as a cashier can be rewarding with not only with an average hourly wage of $8.16 but the opportunity of receiving subsidized health care. To receive these benefits you’ll most likely have to work at least 30 hours a week and put in 800 or so hours of work.
Domestic Worker – If the hustle and bustle of the every day public doesn’t appeal to you, you may find comfort working in an employer’s home. Domestic workers perform various household services including providing care for children and elderly, as well as housekeeping. The average hourly wage of a domestic worker is $13-17
Package Handler – If you have a strong back and a desire to lift heavy boxes, a part-time job as a package handler might be the ideal job for you. Some employers will provide benefits after working for 12 months as well as working a minimum of 15 hours every week. The average hourly wage of a package handler is $11-$12.
Don’t be discouraged these part-time don’t jobs appeal to you as there are plenty of other opportunities for you to earn extra money on the side. For job listings you can check Craigslist, newspaper ads, and other internet resources.