If you’re in the process of looking for a full-time job or just looking for ways to boost your monthly income, picking up a part-time gig can be a great solution.
How a part-time job can help you get a grip on your money
People want and/or need part-time work for various different reasons — maybe you need the money to cover your monthly bills, want to make extra cash to pay off debt or just want to get more experience in a new industry.
Depending on your schedule, skills, how much time you’re willing to put it in and how much you’re trying to make, there are tons of opportunities available to make extra money — ranging from a few extra bucks here and there to hundreds of dollars a month.
Even if it’s temporary, bringing in extra cash each month is a great way to simply get ahead of your money — allowing you to do things like:
- Pay off debt faster
- Build your emergency savings fund
- Save more for a big purchase, like a car or house
- Save more toward retirement
Read more: 26 ways to make extra cash
Where to find part-time job opportunities
And the good news is that according to a new report from the jobs site FlexJobs, there are plenty of great companies currently hiring for part-time positions.
In order to help you find the best opportunities, FlexJobs analyzed more than 40,000 companies in its database to identify which ones have posted the most part-time job openings so far in 2017.
The jobs being offered include:
- both employee and freelance or contract options,
- flexible hours, ranging from a few hours a week to 30 hours or more,
- remote-friendly opportunities.
A few examples of the part-time positions these companies are hiring for include: pediatrician, teacher, graphic designer, bookkeeper, and clinical research coordinator.