19 part-time jobs that pay at least $20 per hour

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10. Dental Hygienists 

Average hourly rate: $33.19 per hour

These professionals clean your teeth and may examine your mouth for oral diseases and other indicators. They provide other preventative dental care as well.

What you need for this job is an associate’s degree and specialty training. You’ll also need to meet state and national licensing requirements, which can involve passing board exams and other criteria.

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11. Medical and Clinical Lab Technologist 

Average hourly rate: $34.84 per hour

Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A bachelor’s degree is likely required for this field.

12. Registered Nurse 

Average hourly rate: $36.94 per hour

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

For this part-time job, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree.

13. Occupational Therapists 

Average hourly rate: $38.61 per hour

Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.

This job likely requires you to have a master’s degree.

14. Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists 

Average hourly rate: $39.50 per hour

Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.

You’ll likely need a doctoral or professional degree for this field.

15. Speech/Language Pathologists 

Average hourly rate: $41.11 per hour

Speech-language pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients.

Though you get paid a lot as a part-time speech/language pathologist, you likely need a master’s degree to enter this field.

16. Nurse Practitioners 

Average hourly rate: $47.71 per hour

Nurse practitioners coordinate patient care and can even provide primary care themselves.

You can make really good money as a part-time nurse practitioner, but you’ll need a ton of schooling, too. Most of these jobs require a master’s degree.

17. Insurance Sales Agents 

Average hourly rate: $20.96 per hour

Insurance sales agents help insurance companies generate new business by contacting potential customers and selling one or more types of insurance.

You’ll only need a high school diploma or equivalent for this job.

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18. Management Analysts 

Average hourly rate: $30 per hour

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. For this job, you’ll probably need a bachelor’s degree, though the BLS notes that you can probably get a job in this field with less than 5 years of experience.

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19. Librarian

Average hourly rate: $23.26 per hour

Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.

You’ll likely need a master’s degree for this job.

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