6 Jobs For Night Owls

There are two kinds of people in the world: early birds and night owls. While early birds rise at the crack of dawn and typically do really well working a traditional 9 to 5 work schedule (or one that starts even earlier), many night owls are just starting to get into the groove around dinner time.

For folks who would rather stay up really late or even all night, it’s a good idea to find a job that will accommodate your natural body clock. Unfortunately, jobs for night owls can be hard to find! We’ve compiled a list of a few ideas.

Jobs for night owls:

1. Security guard

Many businesses hire security guards to keep an eye on different types of properties during the night, Total Jobs notes. For example, museums, banks, airports and many other places have people working 24 hours a day making sure that everything is safe and secure. If the idea of working in security appeals to you, this could be an ideal career choice that will probably give you the option of working a graveyard shift.

2. Customer service representative

There are several companies that offer 24/7 help and assistance through dedicated customer service representatives. If you like speaking on the phone and helping people by answering questions, this could be an terrific night owl-friendly position for you. For example, LifeLock features round the clock identity theft services for its members. So if someone discovers at 2 a.m. that his wallet has been stolen from his car, the company has a team of people waiting to answer the phone and help at all hours of the night.

3. Freelance writer

While many people think night owl jobs mostly happen at places of business, there are also at-home positions you can tailor to your preferred sleep schedule. As this post on Stay at Home notes, freelance writers can pretty much work anytime they want to. From blogging and writing articles for local publications to being hired to create greeting cards and provide content for websites, there are a wide variety of writing jobs that can be done from the comfort of home. Granted, you might have to work during the day now and then to make phone calls or interview subjects for stories but, there’s no reason why you can’t write an article at 1 a.m. instead of 1 p.m.

4. Media workers

In a world that increasingly looks for news stories 24 hours a day, working for a local media outlet like a television station can provide you with plenty of night owl positions. That morning news show you enjoy watching typically has a team of people working all night to put it together, from writing the stories to shooting breaking news in the middle of the night to producing the show.

5. Medical positions

If you love the idea of caring for others while also working the graveyard shift, you might want to consider a career in the medical field. Hospitals never close, and nurses, aides and physicians are needed around the clock to care for patients.

6. Freelancer

Although this may vary based on your line of work, many freelancers are able to set their own schedules. Click here to check out a list career options for those that are interested in working at home.

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