Evening hours generally run from after 5 p.m. to about midnight. Jobs with these hours make great second jobs or primary jobs for anyone who wants these shifts. Here are a few categories of work where afternoon shifts are prevalent.
Entertainment: Bars, movie theaters, restaurants, casinos, and theaters hire people to work shifts between 6 and 10 p.m. Job titles here include waiters, waitresses, bartenders, fast food crew members, cashiers and musical or acting performers. Between 6 and 10 p.m. food servers and preparers are the largest group of people working.
Media: While we are sleeping, newspapers, magazines, radio and television companies need all kinds of staff to prepare the evening and morning news.
Personal Services. Many salons and gyms stay open late to serve customers who come in after 5 p.m. If you are a hairdresser, fitness trainer, nail technician or skincare specialist, you will find work at night.
Sales. Similar to personal services, stores and other services cater to late night customers. This group may only have hours to about 10 p.m. Examples are retail stores in a mall or real estate or insurance agents.
Overnight jobs start at around 11 p.m. and end around 7 a.m. These are tough positions to be in because of the unnatural hours, but there are some advantages. One is that it is quiet with less supervision. Another is that you will probably be paid a shift differential. Here are some 3rd shift jobs.
Protective Services: Thank goodness we have people willing to stay up all night for our protection. Policemen, firemen, nurses, doctors, correction officers, direct care support, nursing assistants, and security guards fall into this category. Some of these jobs pay well and have great benefits. While the overnight shift is tough, employees may be able to move into a day shift after some time. See security jobs.
Healthcare: Along with protective personnel, healthcare workers are the largest category of people working at the hours of 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Hospitals and nursing homes have staff in every department awake all night. Think about all the doctors, nurses, reception clerks and paramedics you have met at night. In psychiatric facilities, you will meet similar staff.
Manufacturing: Large production companies do not close at 5 p.m. They work around the clock to produce and fill orders. Jobs can be on the production line assembling or operating machinery or in the warehouse, where orders are picked, packed and shipped. See manufacturing jobs.
Transportation: These workers help to move people and products across the country and the world. Airports and airlines, docks, shipping companies, and railways are open all night. If you have one of those organizations near you, you can get jobs. Airports and airlines, for instance, need flight attendants, mechanics, baggage handlers, and even restaurant workers. Shipping companies need laborers and drivers.
Early Morning Jobs
While not overnight, workers in this category are typically found to be working between 4 and 8 a.m. In fact, of those surveyed, 29% of workers were on the clock at 7 a.m. Places they work are farms, ranches, fishing boats, construction sites, and utility companies.
As you can see, there are many industries that need afternoon, evening and overnight workers. You can find these jobs by searching “2nd shift”,” 3rd shift”, and “overnight” terms. Work at Night has already done this for you, and you can apply right on our website!