How To Find a Part-Time Evening Job

Woman working from a home office at night talking on the phone as a customer service representative.
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Most U.S. workers do their jobs during the day. But according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 5% and 10% of workers are on the job in the evenings, meaning from around 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. While some of these evening workers are logging overtime at their regular job, others are working part-time. 

Perhaps you’re thinking of joining the ranks of workers who hold part-time evening jobs. You may have a day job and simply want the extra money that you can earn working a second job. Or you might have caregiving responsibilities during the day and need a flexible schedule to accommodate those priorities. Students find part-time jobs a good fit for their needs, as do many retirees, working parents, even entrepreneurs who need their days free to launch new ventures. 


Night jobs often pay better than similar day jobs, because not as many people want to work at night. 

If you’re just getting started, it can help to have an overview of the landscape. There are jobs available for workers in fields ranging from customer service to security, hospitality to healthcare. You may be surprised at how many options you have. 

Key Takeaways

  • Between 5% and 10% of U.S. workers are on the job during the evening hours each workday.
  • Look for part-time evening jobs in customer service, healthcare, hospitality, and more.
  • To find jobs, ask your professional network, search online using keywords like “part-time” and “evening jobs,” and consider freelance work. 

Types of Part-Time Evening Jobs

Depending on your skillset, interests, and qualifications, you might find the perfect job in one of these industries: 

Customer Service

Customer service jobs range from assisting shoppers at a store to answering customer questions over the phone. Many companies need employees to fill the evening and night hours. If you like to talk to people on the phone or in-person and enjoy helping solve problems, this might be a good job for you.

  • Call Center Representative
  • Cashier
  • Client Relations Assistant
  • Customer Care Manager
  • Customer Service Agent
  • Dispatcher
  • Help Desk Worker
  • Receptionist
  • Retail Associate
  • Sales Coordinator


If you enjoy driving in the evenings or at night, and enjoy solitude, you might consider a job as a delivery driver. Many companies need people to make deliveries late in the day or need people to drive through the night.

If you like to interact with people, consider a job as a chauffeur, taxi driver, or rideshare driver. These jobs often allow you to create your own schedule, which means you can choose to work at night.

  • Delivery Driver
  • Limousine Driver
  • Rideshare Driver
  • Taxi Driver
  • Truck Driver


Interested in working in a hospital or clinic? Hospitals always need people who are willing to work evening and night shifts. Often, these positions pay more because fewer people are willing to work them. Whether you are interested in working directly with patients or working on the administrative side of things, you can find an evening job in healthcare that is right for you.

  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant


The hospitality industry is a broad category that includes everything from jobs in hotels to restaurants to casinos to amusement parks. Many of these places are open in the evenings and require employees to cater to guests at all hours of the night.


While many of these jobs involve customer service, others require little interaction with customers.

  • Bartender
  • Bellhop
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • DJ
  • Flight Attendant
  • Front Desk Associate
  • Gaming Dealer
  • Guest Services Associate
  • Hostess
  • Housekeeper
  • Valet Attendant
  • Waiter


Many offices, event spaces, college campuses, hospitals, and more need security guards who are willing to work evening shifts. If you like working on your own, an evening security guard position might be the ideal job for you.

  • Bouncer
  • Campus Security Guard
  • Private Security Guard
  • Security Guard
  • Security Officer


While most teachers work a typical workday, there are many positions that involve teaching in the evening hours. For example, you might work as an evening tutor for students at a tutoring center or in an afterschool program. You might also teach a particular skill or activity to students (such as dance, music, etc.). If you specialize in a particular field, you might teach evening classes to students or to adults at a local university.

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Afterschool Teacher
  • Babysitter
  • Music Teacher
  • Online Teacher
  • Test Prep Teacher
  • Tutor

Tips for Finding the Right Job for You

Before you start searching for jobs, think carefully about how a part-time job will fit into your schedule. What window of time do you have available to work? Depending on your other priorities, you may prefer early evening or night shifts. 

Once you have a sense of the type of job and the hours you are available, you are ready to start searching.

Use Job Search Sites

Most job search sites allow you to search by type of job. The advanced search options usually let you check off parameters like “part-time only” or even “night jobs.” Check out the advanced search options on your favorite job search site to see if you can narrow your search this way.

You can also search the keyword phrase “night jobs” or “evening jobs” in the search bar on the job site. You can then narrow that search by adding other relevant keywords and by using the advanced search options.

Search Locally

If you are looking for a job close to home, use a variety of methods to find local night jobs. For example, if there are specific local businesses you are interested in working for, visiting their offices and ask if they have any evening jobs available. Check your local newspaper for job listings.

Use Your Network

Like any other job search, you should use your network of colleagues, friends, and family to find a job. Send an email to friends and family telling them about your job search. Update your LinkedIn profile. You might even reach out to contacts via your social media accounts. You never know who might know of a good part-time evening job for you.

Consider Working Freelance

Depending on your industry, you might consider freelancing. This is a great way to work from home, and it generally allows you to work your own hours (including evening hours). Jobs like a writer, editor, virtual assistant, programmer, web designer, and more, can all be done freelance. There are apps you can use to find money-making gigs that you can work based on your availability.

Ask Your Boss if You Can Work Evening Hours

If you already have a job that you like but are either looking for extra work or a different schedule, ask your boss if you can make some changes. Perhaps they will let you do some extra work at night or change your hours. You won’t know until you ask. 

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. "American Time Use Survey: Table A-3A."

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