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    Default 10 Part Time Jobs You May Not Have Considered.

    Just ran across this at: http://msn.careerbuilder.com/custom/...262990607-JV-5

    Thought it might give some ideas of part time jobs that we havent considered.



    Part-time jobs are defined as working one to 34 hours per week, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2006, nearly 25 million people worked part time at an average of 21 hours per week.


    Here are 10 great part-time jobs that require short or moderate on-the-job training and in which at least 20 percent of workers were part-time in 2006, according to the BLS. They pay well, offer flexible schedules and most are expected to grow in both demand and the amount of job openings over the next 10 years.


    1. Animal trainer
    What they do: Trainers teach animals obedience, performance and security by conditioning them to their owners and to commands.
    What the hours are: Animal care workers tend to work unusual hours, which usually cater to their clients. Hours may include nights and weekends.
    What they earn: $14.39/hour

    2. Restaurant cook
    What they do: Restaurant cooks prepare a wide selection of individual dishes that cater to a menu. Other kinds of cooks, such as fast-food or short-order cooks, may prepare a limited selection of meals in mass quantity.
    What the hours are: In 2006, about 29 percent of cooks and 44 percent of food preparation workers had part-time schedules, working such hours as early mornings, late evenings, holidays and weekends.
    What they earn: $10.11/hour

    3. Teller
    What they do: Tellers usually work in banks, handling cash transactions, receiving and paying out money.
    What the hours are: With about 25 percent of tellers working part-time, they can pick shifts during standard business hours during the week and on Saturdays.
    What they earn: $10.97/hour, though wages vary with experience, region, city, and type and size of establishment.

    4. Medical assistant
    What they do: Under a physician's supervision, med assistants schedule appointments, maintain records, take and record vital signs and medical histories, prepare patients for exams, draw blood and administer medications.
    What the hours are: Though medical facilities are open during standard business hours, medical assistants can choose their part-time hours.
    What they earn: $13.07/hour

    5. Hotel, motel and resort desk clerks
    What they do: Desk clerks register and assign rooms to guests, dispense room keys, transmit and receive messages, keep records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, and confirm reservations.
    What the hours are: Hotels are open all day every day, which gives desk clerks options for daytime, evening, overnight or weekend hours.
    What they earn: $9.37/hour

    6. Psychiatric aides
    What they do: Psychiatric aides care for and assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, helping them dress, bathe and interact with others. Aides work under the direction of nursing and medical staff.
    What the hours are: In 2006, 23 percent of aides worked part time, though because patients need 24-hour care, aides can choose to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
    What they earn: $12.01/hour

    7. Tour guides and escorts
    What they do: Accompany individuals and/or groups on sightseeing tours or through other areas of interest.
    What the hours are: Hours will vary based on what kind of establishment is toured.
    What they earn: $10.73/hour

    8. Teacher assistants
    What they do: Help teachers educate children in classrooms, through programs, classes and lesson plans.
    What the hours are: Four in 10 teaching assistants work part time during the traditional nine- to 10-month school year.
    What they earn: $11.39/hour

    9. File clerks
    What they do: File clerks organize such information as mail, invoices and receipts that come into and are generated by organizations.
    What the hours are: About 25 percent of file clerks work part time and can choose their hours based on their employer.
    What they earn: $11.32/hour

    10. Interviewers, except eligibility and loan
    What they do: Interviewers ask people specific questions, record their answers, help them complete forms, applications or questionnaires.
    What the hours are: Interviewers work during the week, but evening and weekend work is sometimes required.
    What they earn: $13.07/hour

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    I wish some of those paid that around here. Being a Teacher's Aid is next to impossible. You have to take 3 classes, paid out of pocket, have your fingerprints done...again, out of pocket. THEN get paid minimum wage which here in NY is $7.25/hour.

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    The school district I was an aide for paid $9.50/hour. No benefits. It was the no benefits part that encouraged me to get my accounting degree. Now all I need is a job!

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    While thes are good ideas for PT jobs, they aren't as easy to attain as that article suggests. I wish LOL

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    The teachers aide position was pretty easy to get. I don't know about the others though.

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