Are you someone who finds the thought of hopping out of bed to start your day when the sun rises dreadful? Do you notice that the later in the day it gets, the more that you are in your element? If an “early bird” is the last thing that your friends and family would call you, then these 33 jobs for night owls may be right up your alley.
Air Traffic Controller-Though the volume of flights may be less than during the daytime, monitoring and directing planes in air space is just as critical at night.
Alarm Company Night Monitor-Because nighttime is also prime time for the types hi jinxs and low jinxs that would set off alarms.
Answering Service Attendant-Many physicians groups and other time sensitive businesses hire answering services to help redirect calls and forward messages throughout the night. Sometimes these jobs are available as work-at-home arrangements.
Baker-Cooking yummy eats takes forever time and baked goods are often a breakfast staple for people on the way to their day jobs.
Banquet/Conference Center Setup Crew Member-Many larger facilities break down and setup for the next day’s meetings and events during the overnight hours to minimize disruption.
Caregiver-With more and more baby boomers hitting older age, the demand for overnight care taking is sure to skyrocket. Such a growing field of jobs for night owls.
Childcare Specialist-Care for children in an overnight daycare facility or in a night worker’s home.
Cleaning Professional-It is so much easier to clean an office or other facility when fewer people are around.
Coder-Getting those medical bills coded properly for physician reimbursement is what matters, not necessarily the time of day that you are doing the work for some companies. The same is true for some medical records transcribers.
Correctional Officer-Maintaining security around the clock is imperative at jail facilities.
Construction or Road Crew Member-Ever notice all the construction work that takes place at night to lessen the disruption of traffic during the day.
EMTs/Paramedics-Medical emergencies can and do happen anytime of the day or night.
Maintenance Supervisor-Some plants and building complexes use the nighttime hours for maintenance of equipment and infrastructure so that daytime operations run smoothly.
Freight Pilot-Cargo movement during the night by plane is big business. Just ask the folks at the Memphis airport, as this airport becomes one of the busiest in the world during nighttime hours (Inbound Logistics).
Laboratory Technician-Because some medical lab tests must be run no matter what the time of day or night.
Logistics/Operations Manager-Because somebody has to keep the planes, trains, and truck traffic flowing throughout the evening.
Network Administrator-Because when so much technology depends on it, the computer network needs to stay up and running.
Newspaper Delivery Person-Where I live, our paper is delivered somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 to 5:00 a.m. to have it waiting for the early risers when they head out.
Night Auditor-Hotels are on the lookout for savvy individuals to perform guest account management and get guest bills ready.
Night Guard-Though you probably won’t be chased by Genghis Khan like Ben Stiller in his starring night security role in the Night At The Museum movies, you will find this to be a job field with a good number of openings. From museum guard to neighborhood guardhouse presence, night owls are needed.
911 Operator-24/7, trained professionals must be on the ready to answer calls for help.
Nurse-Hospitals and other medical facilities are always in dire need of healthcare professionals to work the night shifts.
Oilfield Worker-Because drilling and oil production run continuously, a variety of related jobs are available at all hours. These jobs for night owls include Dispatcher, Driller, Mechanic, Motorhand, Rig Manager, Roustabout, and Water and Waster Haulers among others (Job Monkey).
Package Sorter-Mail and package sorter facilities hum with activity during the night hours. FedEx and UPS hubs become mini cities during the night..
Overnight Reporter-The news stops for no woman or man, and people are needed to cover it at 2:00 a.m.
Pharmacist-The growing popularity of the 24 hour a day pharmacy has necessitated the addition of night shift employees.
Police Officers-The need for law enforcement assistance is round the clock, 365 days a year.
Reservation/Customer Order Fulfillment Agent-You might be surprised at what people order or the reservations that they make at 3:00 a.m. Also, this type of job lends itself to the possibility of work-at-home position openings.
Sleep Technonlogist/Respiratory Therapist-Helps monitor and identify sleep disorders in patients throughout the course of their time spending the night in a sleep lab.
Stocker/Merchandiser-The overnight hours are when many grocery and department stores restock their merchandise and make sure that the displays look their best.
Tech Support-Because unfortunately, modern technology means glitch avoidance and troubleshooting is 24 hour business.
Truck Driver-Goods and products that keep industry up and running need to be on the move even during the deep of night.
Warehouse Associate-Move goods in and out of warehouses from 18 wheelers or pick merchandise for packaging and shipment. Great jobs for night owls on the go.
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