The perks of working part time can be seen in many types of work. Part time work has quickly become the norm for many Americans, especially in the wake of the recession of recent years. In fact, as much as 97 percent of the new jobs that were created in 2012 turned out to be part time positions. Many people are now working from home as freelancers, and the numbers just continue to increase. There are also great benefits to part time work that can be explored in detail.
Generally speaking, there may be at least 10 extra hours per week that are saved when you work on a part time basis. With these 10 hours, you can do many other things you want or need to do. Such activities can include spending time with your kids, relaxing, returning to school, starting a new hobby or just about anything else you might want.
According to the Affordable Care Act, part time work is to up to 30 hours of time spent working per week. Depending on how much money you earn or what you do for a living, you can certainly support yourself working only part time. Certain career fields are very high paying that you might want to investigate if you are considering working part time or changing your field. These include attorney at $147.40 per hour, clinical psychologist at $125.30 per hour, senior copywriter at $85 per hour, IT security consultant at $81.80 per hour, management consultant at $75 per hour, senior software engineer at $75 per hour, human resources consultant at $72.20 per hour, life coach at $70 per hour, IT consultant at $69 per hour, speech language pathologist at $68.80 per hour, certified financial planner at $61.40 per hour, senior graphic designer at $60 per hour, physical therapist at $59.20 per hour, public relations consultant at $58.90 per hour, interior designer at $57.70 per hour, education/training consultant at $56.30 per hour, real estate agent at $55 per hour, licensed massage therapist at $49.60 per hour, private investigator at $49.60 per hour and marketing consultant at $49.10 per hour.
If you are looking to work part time, you are not alone. Many prefer and even insist on it. In fact, 67 percent of mothers, 51 percent of single mothers and 28 percent of married fathers don’t want to work full time.
When you work part time, you will find you have a lot more flexibility and balance in your life. You can find a quality job and still get insurance if you work only 25 hours per week. You can also recharge your batteries so that you stay fresh and not burned out. Also, if you do eventually decide you would prefer full time work, part time employment can always lead to it.