Post # 1
So I am looking to change careers and don’t quite m ow where to go from here. I was hoping to get some ideas from you all!
I havena degree in Equine Science, with a minor in Business Administration. For 2.5 years I ran a horse breeding farm, and I’ve been a night vet tech at an equine hospital for the past 3. Nights work best for me right now because I watch my 11 month old son during the day, so I need something that’s either evenings or nights. I have as much office experience as I do horse experience, and am a very efficient, hard working, organized person.
What are some other night jobs that you/someone you know does? I am not going to go back to school so no nursing, etc. I obviously don’t expect to work with horses at this next job, but i have to be okay with that because I need to start paying off my loans and I’m getting slightly tired of being (basically) a janitor. Any ideas on things I might be qualified for?
Post # 2
Night auditor at a hotel, it pays well, not a lot but it’s good money.
Post # 3
If you’re looking specifically for evening work then a friend got into waitressing at a high end restaurant. I know salary here in the uk is a different for waiting staff than the US but she made huge amount as the tips were so big as the meal/drink bills were regularly £500+ and diners tipped accordingly. Would that work?
Post # 4
If you are looking specifically at overnights (not just evening shift) then things like hotel management and shipping/ receiving and warehouse/stock work (particulately at large facilities like an Amazon distribution center or UPS/FedEx) is likely your best bet. Home health aides (the kind that are more like domestic housekeepers who just make sure they are safe and prepare meals vs. Nursing care duties) usually have overnights and don’t require additional training. Likewise, security jobs (like the kind where you mostly just sit and monitor and walk the premises) are pretty abundant for overnights. If you have any casinos in the area they are open 24/7 with a variety of jobs. Same with hospitals. I know you said no school, but there are things in the health industry that only requires a certificate and would be a small number of classes considering you already have a degree – like medical records or health unit coordinator.
Post # 5
How much qualifies as “pays well”?
Post # 6
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Hookin’ and strippin’.
But I assume those are probably not along the lines of what you’re looking for.
Post # 7
slomotion : LOL.. is it bad that that’s what popped into my head first…. and I only clicked on this thread to see what some “legitimate” answers might be.
Post # 8
I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and not everyone considers it a “real job,” but bartending. I bartend two nights a week alongside my “career” job and I consistently average way more per hour bartending than I do at my FT job. I’m in a smaller rural town now but when I bartended in a city, I made more in two nights than my FT job.
Post # 9
I was going to suggest bartending as well. My husband is a bartender and he makes pretty good money.
Or even serving. I’ve waitresses in the past and was able to make more money doing that than I did at my “real job” at the time, which was in the social work field.
Post # 10
jannigirl : haha sorry, anything over $17 an hour. It may not be the highest paying job but it would be a raise!
slomotion : honestly if I were a better dancer…..😅
Thank you for all the suggestions! It gives me a great place to start. And at this point I’d consider a “non-real” job like bar tending or waitressing at a nicer place. I don’t have experience doing that but I can apply all the same. I like being a vet tech but I’ve reached the most I can do/make here, and I need to start using my degree to pay it off! I’d love to be able to pay it down enough to stay home full time with the next baby in a couple years 🙂
Post # 11
Any work in an industrial plant (oil refinery, power plant, chemical manufacturer, etc) usually pays well. I work a rotating shift schedule at a plant, so half my shifts are night shifts but there are plenty of plants out there where you could work straight nights. They have everything from admin positions to security to plant operators to laboratory techs. Even the lowest paid admins start between $17-$20/hour + 10% night shift differential. EDIT: I see you’re in San Antonio! You may want to check out the San Antonio Refinery (I believe Calumet Lubricants still owns it).