While part time work could be plausible in almost any circumstance, some careers lend themselves to a scale down better than others. These are five careers where some style of part time work could keep you earning, learning, and engaged at work even while you shift your focus to your family.
Going part time isn't without its sacrifices. Many medical professionals graduate with six figures of debt and will need to have a plan for attacking the debt on less than a full time salary. If you are depending on public service loan forgiveness, you will need to check if part-time work will keep you moving towards the debt payoff
However, personal service providers can contract with gyms, spas, and salons to offer part time work. This is typically a form of W-2 employment which minimizes the time spent on bookkeeping and marketing.
IT or BI Operations
Typically, these businesses will hire for a set number of hours per month, or as an on call basis. If you have a connection to small business owners, you may find this to be a great option for you.
Software trainers are another position that IT and BI professionals can find part time work helping businesses get up to speed on new versions of their analytical software tools.
The downside associated with each of these part time positions is that they rarely allow IT/BI professionals to grow in their skill set and competencies. That type of growth will require extra study to stay up to date on your specific profession.
Elementary and secondary education
Teachers can also have part time options that will help them keep their skills sharp and advance their network through activities like tutoring, coaching and substitute teaching.
Part Time Cautions
Part time work can help you with marketing yourself for full time positions, it can help you engage parts of your brain that daily life with toddlers won't engage, and it can help you to keep your network in touch.