13 High-Paying, Part-Time Jobs with Flexibility ($50/Hour)
If you’re considering a part-time job, you might be worried that high-level, professional jobs don’t offer part-time schedules. But luckily, we researched our database to find a variety of part-time jobs that are a good fit for experienced professionals, and that happen to pay very well.
This list covers 13 high-paying, part-time jobs, all of which can have hourly wages of more than $50 or more.
More Professionals Interested in Part-Time Jobs
According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, part-time workers comprise about 17% of the total U.S. workforce.
The majority of part-time workers in the U.S. are working part-time for non-economic reasons, which means it’s not because they can’t find a full-time job or because business conditions make it impossible to work full-time hours.
Furthermore, a recent FlexJobs survey of more than 7,300 workers found that more people reported being interested in a part-time schedule (46%) than being interested in freelance work (39%).
13 High-Paying, Part-Time Jobs
Corporate lawyers handle the legal processes with the formation, operation, and governance of a corporation. Filing articles of incorporation, providing advice, analyzing and interpreting laws, and representing clients in court are some duties.
Finance directors create strategic plans for a company’s finances. Accounting, financial analysis, and projections are some common tasks. A master’s degree in business administration, economics, finance, or a related field is typically needed for this director-level role.
Medical directors oversee the operations of facilities by executing policies, systems, and agendas. Managing physicians, nurses, and other medical staff may be required. A medical degree and board certification are typically needed.
Nurse practitioners typically have a postgraduate-level education that allows them to examine patients, diagnose illnesses, and provide and prescribe treatment and medication. Nurse practitioners work closely with physicians to provide medical care.
Pharmacists dispense medication, provide counsel and instruction to patients, and advise physicians on medication therapy. A doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree is usually required to be a pharmacist.
Physicians diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Examining patients, taking medical histories, updating charts, ordering and reviewing tests, and recommending treatment plans are common duties.
Physician assistants, or PAs, perform physical exams, analyze patient findings, counsel and educate patients, administer treatment, monitor progress, and more. A master’s degree from a PA training program that has received accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is required to be a PA.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor that handles the treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists may work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, private practices, clinics, nursing homes, and more. An understanding of basic psychology and psychotherapy skills are needed.
This high-paying, part-time job entails collecting data via surveys, web searches, and interviews; identify key information gaps; and analyze information to identify trends and opportunities. This role will require knowledge specific to an organization’s needs.
Senior product managers oversee taking a product from concept to production. Leading market research, defining product requirements, and collaborating with other teams are common duties.
This role involves developing detailed project plans, coordinating meetings with stakeholders, tracking project budgets, and measuring project performance. As a senior role, a bachelor’s degree with multiple years of experience is most often required for this high-paying, part-time job.
Senior software engineers develop and install software solutions. Analyzing user needs, creating models and diagrams, ensuring functional programs, and recommending software upgrades are some common duties.
Someone in this high-paying, part-time job will develop and implement user experience designs. Designing mockups and prototypes and considering customer feedback and user research analysis for designs is often required.
Finding a High-Paying, Part-Time Job
If you’re on the hunt for a high-paying, part-time job, FlexJobs is a great place to start. Our curated job listings are categorized into more than 50 different career areas.
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A version of this article was originally published on November 13, 2017.
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Brie Weiler Reynolds, Senior Career Specialist
Brie Weiler Reynolds is the Career Development Manager and a career coach and resume writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for remote, flexible schedule, and freelance job listings. She provides practical information and resources to help people overcome their roadblocks…Read More >
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