This week I decided to look at the issue of part-time work.  You may think it’s beneath you to work only part-time, but the truth is 8 million Americans are doing just that, many of them because they have not been able to obtain a salaried position with benefits.

Until unemployment gets to a “reasonable” level, which to me is under 6% (but zero would be nice), everyone must continue to find what works for them “in the meantime.”

Happy hunting!

**NOTE: THESE SALARIES ARE BASED ON PAYSCALE.COM ESTIMATES. THESE SALARIES ARE NOT ABSOLUTE AND MAY BE LOWER – OR HIGHER – BASED ON LOCATION & OTHER FACTORS**

JOB#1 – BUS DRIVER

  • HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $12.40 to $16.70, nationally (the pay typically is higher in urban areas)
  • Median hours worked weekly: 26 hours
  • A commercial driver's license is usually required, and certain hearing and vision requirements must be met
  • Drivers usually work the morning shift (6a.m. or earlier) and/or the afternoon shifts depending on whether they are bringing kids to or from schools. Can also be used for events such as field trips.
  • FOR YOU IF: You don’t mind unruly kids, comfortable driving large vehicle, and experience in driving safely in all sorts of weather.

JOB#2 – TUTOR

  • HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $12.70 to $30.50, nationally (the pay typically is higher for those teaching ESL)
  • Median hours worked weekly: 8 hours
  • A high school diploma is usually required, and a bachelors/associates degree is helpful. May be required to pass a subject literacy test.
  • Can get certification through numerous organizations such as American Tutoring Association
  • FOR YOU IF: You have a passion for a particular subject, okay working one-on-one with students. Must be patient, willing to listen and organized.

JOB#3 – FLIGHT ATTENDANT

  • HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $26 to $34.80
  • Median hours worked weekly: 20 hours
  • Some major airlines require attendants to have a 2-year college degree, but not all. Customer service experience is a must. A professional appearance also a must.
  • Will be required to take weeks-long training classes to be prepared. Remember: primary responsibility of flight attendants is the safety of the passengers onboard
  • FOR YOU IF: You enjoy traveling and are okay on planes and you have an outgoing  personality. Also must be willing to relocate.

JOB#4 – DANCE TEACHER

  • HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $15.30 to $24.50
  • Median hours worked weekly: 8 hours
  • Will need some sort of dance training/education. Typically at least 2 years experience is also required
  • Can work in studios/dance halls, classrooms, retirement communities, resorts, party venues and even cruise ships
  • FOR YOU IF: You’re a dancer and enjoy working with children and teens. Requires patience and willingness to work with people

JOB#5 – PILATES/YOGA INSTRUCTOR

  • HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $20.20 to $39.90
  • Median hours worked weekly: 6 hours
  • Will need months/years of practice to begin teaching, there are also numerous certification programs available
  • FOR YOU IF: You’re fit and comfortable working with large groups.

Cheryl Casone joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor. She also serves as a financial contributor on FOX News Channel (FNC), and provides weekly job reports. Click here for more information on Cheryl Casone.