Food Service Managers
Food service managers oversee operations in any business that serves food and drinks. They make sure that customers are happy and that the business remains profitable. Their median pay in 2015 was $48,690 per year. Jobs can be found in hotels, schools, jails, fine dining, office buildings, nursing homes, catering, fast food restaurants, casual dining, colleges and hospitals. To qualify as a food service manager, one should have experience working other jobs in the culinary arts or he or she may qualify if they have had formal training at college or vocational school. It is likely to be able to find employment on the night shift in many places that operate late into the evening and on weekends.
Police, fire and ambulance companies need dispatchers to answer phone calls place by public citizens. The average pay is approximately $38,000 per year. The job can be obtained with a high school diploma. There is always a need for new personnel as people leave their positions due to stress and other reasons. The job description includes determining the nature of the call, recording the caller’s information and relaying the details to the appropriate first responder. Employers are typically law enforcement agencies and fire departments.
Butchers learn while on-the-job, the skills of cutting meat and packaging orders for customers in grocery stores, meat shops and animal processing plants. The job entails sharpening knives and blades, cutting meat, maintaining equipment, managing inventory from receiving to display, and keeping work areas sanitized. Butchers can earn approximately $29,000 per year. A butcher can work on day or night shifts from early morning to late at night.
Correction officers work in jails and prisons to supervise inmate activities. They may work on any shift within a 24 hour day to mediate inmate disputes, search for contraband, transport people to court appointments, and do scheduled head counts and security rounds. Counties, State and Federal governments hire officers and usually pay well with great benefits. The job does carry some risk, but generally inmates do not want any trouble. Applicants who are accepted usually have to complete a employment training program. While a high school diploma and a mental health screening were the minimum requirements, today more places ask for some college. Average pay last year was $19.51 per hour.
Medical assisting jobs usually require an Associate’s Degree or a certificate from a vocational school but some places will hire with just a high school diploma. If you are interested in a night shift job, you can look for these jobs in any medical facility that is open all night or on weekends. Duties involve answering phones, recording vital signs, updating charts and electronic health records, processing insurance paperwork and making appointments. There are more involved responsibilities for those who have passed necessary exams. Average pay is approximately $30,000 per year. There is nice demand and growth in this job sector.
Home Health Aides
Home health aides typically work for an agency that pairs them with clients. The job takes places in various patients’ homes. Shifts can be any time of the day or night. Because these services are usually funded by the government and insurance companies, there are training requirements that the agency provides. Besides helping with activities of daily living such as bathing, cleaning house, taking medicine, making appointments, dressing and feeding, aides take vital signs and record details of their visits. Although home health aides do an important job, the pay is low at the average of $21.920 per year.
These are only 6 night jobs that are out there. With relatively short training, one can enter any of these positions fairly quickly. Many of these jobs can be a stepping stone to advancement within each industry. If working at night is your preference, read all of our articles and apply to a job today!