Careers advice

How to Choose a Part-Time Job

If you have a lot of commitments, if you’re a single parent or a university student, you’re probably looking for a part-time job to help you make ends meet. Having enough time both for yourself and for your work is clearly important, but not all part-time jobs are well paid. Here’s a list of the sort of part-time jobs which pay better, both according to our own findings and to Flex Jobs market analysis.

Part-Time Jobs: How to Choose the Best Paid

  • Freelance journalist: we know that journalism is a closed world, but with the recent proliferation of online newspapers, there is now increasing demand for part-time external contributors.
  • Chemist: if you have a degree in this subject, you may know that part-time chemists are in high demand and also very well paid. Chemists are among the most sought-after specialists in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Music teacher: if you play a musical instrument, you should be aware that there’s always a high demand for music lessons, especially for the piano or guitar. You can work when you like, choosing times that suit you. And the pay is not bad.
  • Tutor: this also involves giving lessons, in this case concentrating on specific subjects. You can decide when you will work and what you will charge. Once you have built up a network of clients, you can earn quite a lot.
  • C.V. editor: this job is new to UK, but very popular. You could be among the first in the sector, and after you’ve gained some experience, you might find you can earn quite a lot while working only a few hours a day. Not bad, eh!
  • Photo editing specialist: the world of photography is growing, but some photos are simply discounted when all they need is some careful retouching. If you’re a Photoshop expert, this is the job for you. You could choose to become a freelance photographer, or aim for the top and apply to work for National Geographic.