13 Part-Time Jobs That Actually Pay A Ton Of Money – Forbes Now

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More Americans are choosing to step outside of a traditional 9-5 job in favor of working on their own terms. And according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this means more and more of us are choosing to only work part-time roles, which are defined as a job requiring fewer than 35 hours of work each week.
It’s important to note that the bureau found that the majority of part-time workers, who now comprise about 17% of the total U.S. workforce, are doing so out of choice, rather than necessity. It’s not because people can’t find full-time work but are simply choosing to spend only part of their life working and the other part actually living.
And believe it or not, there are plenty of part-time jobs out there that can help you not only pay the bills but save for retirement, too.
“There are a number of extremely valid reasons that workers seek out part-time employment, such as taking care of young children, health issues, caregiving for a parent, phasing into retirement, or simply seeking a better work-life balance for all of the normal chaos many of us juggle,” Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs, said in a statement.
To illustrate her point Fell pointed to a recent survey by Flexjobs of more than 5,000 workers that found more people reported being interested in a part-time schedule (46%) than being interested in freelance work (39%).
“In the past 10 years, we’ve seen a significant growth in the depth and variety of opportunities for professional part-time jobs at the higher career levels, despite the misconception that part-time positions can’t be available at the senior manager or C-suite level,” Fell added. “This is a welcome shift, as part-time work has the advantage of providing professionals with the ability to maintain their skills and industry knowledge without vastly decreasing their income or committing to a full-time schedule.”
To demonstrate the variety of high-paying jobs that don’t require a full-time schedule, FlexJobs shared thirteen roles with part-time schedules for experienced workers to consider. Each of the jobs listed below requires fewer than 35 hours per week, some experience and advanced education, pay at least $50 per hour and are actively hiring as of November 13, 2017. Each description is provided by the employer on the FlexJobs’ site.
Attorney
Pay Rate: $258.16/hr
Description: Part-time opportunity. Duties include interviewing individuals seeking legal help, providing advice & representation, conducting legal outreach in the community, and ensuring the timely submission of reports.
Psychiatrist
Pay Rate: $199.25/hr
Description: Freelance, part-time opportunity working Mondays & Tuesdays. Will be responsible for assessing, diagnosing, & treating various mental health conditions, preparing detailed written psychiatric reports, and creating & maintaining patient records.
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Pay Rate: $135.93/hr
Description: Develop strategies that are aligned with the organization’s vision and values. Will provide oversight for clinical and medical areas. Oversee development of policies. Doctor of Medicine will be required. This is a part-time role. 20 hours a week.
Physician
Pay Rate: $135.04/hr
Description: Part-time role with occasional travel and weekend hours. Will be responsible for providing acute, preventive, and episodic care for patients. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of medicine with 3+ years’ clinical experience.
Associate Dentist
Pay Rate: $96.96/hr
Description: Dentist needed for a part-time opportunity. Will be responsible for providing dental care for children. Must have a DDS or DMD degree from a dental education program and a current license to practice.
Periodontist
Pay Rate: $85.00/hr
Description: Will work a part-time schedule to deliver periodontic care with technological devices. Applicants must have a DMD or DDS from an accredited school, active license, and certificate demonstrating completion of residency.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Pay Rate: $82.25/hr
Description: Freelance, temporary position with part-time hours. Duties include assisting with year-end close duties, preparing for end-of-year audit, preparing cash flow projections, and managing the billing process. Master’s preferred.
Senior System Engineer
Pay Rate: $81.99/hr
Description: Part-time position. Will be responsible for providing operational support for TRIREME systems. Must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a similar area and a minimum of 5 years of systems engineering experience.
Senior Application Developer
Pay Rate: $76.96/hr
Description: Focus on development, design and deployment of microservice-based solutions and enable epidemiological data and lab sources. Part-time job with travel. Must be local to Atlanta. Some remote work is allowed.
UX-UI Designer
Pay Rate: $70.71/hr
Description: UI/UX designer needed for a part-time position responsible for generating ideas, developing designs, resolving issues, and overseeing the design lifecycle. Relevant BA/BS, five+ years’ design experience, professional portfolio required.
Physician Assistant
Pay Rate: $70.66/hr
Description: Physician Assistant is needed for a part-time opportunity. Candidate will provide care to adolescent and young adult females. Must provide comprehensive gynecologic and reproductive health care. Current PA license required.
Pharmacist
Pay Rate: $65.98/hr
Description:  Part-time opportunity. Will be responsible for evaluating & monitoring drug therapy related to total needs of home care patients, coordinating & facilitating new referrals, and reviewing, receiving, & verifying all new patient orders.
Senior Director of Marketing Science & Analytics
Pay Rate: $63.00/hr
Description: Will work on running various types of cluster analyses, developing innovated approaches to research questions, and creating and implementing novel experiments. Ph.D. preferred. Full and part-time schedule options. Remote with up to 40% travel.

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