Top 5 Jobs for Night Owls

Do you dread waking up at the break of dawn? Think working from 9 to 5 might not be for you?

Don’t worry – there are plenty of jobs out there for those who are more active at night. We’ve listed our top 5 below.


1. Security Guard


A job as a security guard often means you’ll be staying up late, protecting places like nightclubs and business while they’re closed, as well as going over security footage.

You’ll need to be fit and strong for this job, and be okay with working on your own for long periods of time.

Want to know more about becoming a security guard? Take a look at our Security Industry Job Spotlight.


2. Nurse or Paramedic


Health emergencies can occur at any time of the day or night, so nurses and paramedics need to be on call at all times.

Although this can be a physically and emotionally draining job, it’s also extremely rewarding, and best suited to those passionate about helping others.

Find out more about becoming a paramedic in our Job Spotlight.


3. Call Centre Agent


A job as a call centre agent is easy to start with no qualifications required. Call centres are often open all hours, ready to receive calls from clients from around the world.

You’ll need to be patient and a great communicator.

Interested? Check out our Call Centre Agent Job Spotlight.


4. Freelance Writer


Although writers might not have to work at night, the flexibility to choose your own hours can be a great bonus. Writing is also a varied career, with options in journalism, copywriting, or even creative writing.

Though having flexible work hours is nice, you’ll need to be disciplined and stick to your schedule.

You can find out about career pathways in writing in this Job Spotlight.


5. Air Traffic Controller


Just like most of the things on this list, air travel doesn’t stop at night. As an air traffic controller, you could be called in to work shifts overnight.

If you’re focused and a quick-thinker, looking for a job that can take you anywhere in the world, this could be perfect for you.

Read more about a career in Air Traffic Control in our Job Spotlight.

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