Best Jobs for Night Owls

Beautiful night sky

When considering a career path or job; consider the possibility of evening or overnight work. For some employees, working at night is a personal preference because that’s when they feel more alert, it’s quiet and they can get more accomplished. For others their spouse may work during the day, and they are with the kids. This makes working at night ideal so there is no need to pay for daycare. In some fields, working at night results in a higher salary. And let’s face it – those evening shifts might have the extra benefit of less traffic on your commute!  

If you are looking for a career that allows the benefit of nighttime work; here are some jobs that are ideal for night owls.


  • Hotel Receptionists
  • Freelance Writing
  • Security Guards
  • Bartenders
  • Emergency Dispatchers
  • Website Designers
  • Customer Service Reps
  • Air Traffic Controllers (this job is frequently listed as one of the highest paid nighttime jobs)
  • Warehouse Workers
  • Mail Sorters

Night workers are highly valued in the workplace. Maybe nighttime is the right for you? There are thousands of positions available, don’t be afraid to give it a try!

There are many other positions that translate to nighttime career opportunities in addition to those above. Check out our online course catalog here: Ed4Career and start training for the career of your dreams!

By Kris Powers | May 17th 2022

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