Work Part-Time and Make $20/Hour? These 12 Careers Let You Do Just That

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Are you looking to max out your backyard hammock hours and still make bank when you do have to work?

A new study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has a list of part-time jobs that pay nearly triple the $7.25 federal minimum wage.

The best part: Job openings in those occupations are expected to grow faster in the next decade than other occupations, and most of them don’t even require a four-year degree.

Using data from the National Compensation Survey, the BLS found 19 part-time jobs that pay more than $20 an hour. To save you some time, we threw out any that required more than a Bachelor’s degree or that were projected to have fewer jobs by 2024.

As you’ll notice, a lot of these jobs are in the health care field, which we’ve highlighted in past articles as a really promising industry as our country continues to age. Plus, it’s one of three sectors with tons of open jobs right now.

High-Paying Part-Time Jobs That Typically Require An Associate’s Degree

Dental hygienist

Average hourly pay: $33.19

Projected job growth: 19%

Diagnostic medical sonographer

Average hourly pay: $31.73

Projected job growth: 26%

Respiratory therapist

Average hourly pay: $29.35

Projected job growth: 12%

Physical therapist assistant

Average hourly pay: $26.75

Projected job growth: 41%

Radiologic technologist

Average hourly pay: $25.65

Projected job growth: 9%

Practical or vocational nurse

Average hourly pay: $22.60

Projected job growth: 16%

Insurance sales agent

Average hourly pay: $20.96

Projected job growth: 9%

High-Paying Part-Time Jobs That Typically Require A Bachelor’s Degree

Registered nurse

Average hourly pay: $36.94

Projected job growth: 16%

Medical or clinical laboratory technician

Average hourly pay: $34.84

Projected job growth: 14%

Management analyst

Average hourly pay: $29.71

Projected job growth: 14%

Dietitian or nutritionist

Average hourly pay: $26.56

Projected job growth: 16%

Mental health and substance abuse social worker

Average hourly pay: $22.37

Projected job growth: 19%

Don’t see anything that piques your interest? As always, make sure to check out The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook for leads on all sorts of interesting gigs.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder.