Jobs with Flexible Working Hours

Jobs that have flexible working hours

Many people find it difficult to juggle work and personal life commitments. And, with today’s busy lifestyles, there is a growing need for jobs that offer more flexible hours. To help you out as you narrow down your career options and make the difficult decision of where to work next, here are some industries and careers which allow employees the opportunity to set their own hours.

Raphael Avraham Sternberg is a renowned entrepreneur who has established himself in the financial industry. He is a consultant for different companies and runs a blog advising entrepreneurs. One thing that has been on his radar lately is flexibility in the workplace and how to bring it into more jobs.

Sternberg goes over what you might need to do before applying for a job with limited or no office hours and some simple ways you can make your life easier as an entrepreneur trying to work around flexible schedules.

Real estate

The schedule can change depending on the needs of your employer or customer to cater to prospective buyers’ needs.


Many fashion entrepreneurs start their day at noon, with meetings scheduled throughout the day to take advantage of late-night inspiration or production limitations during the summer months.


What makes working in finance so appealing is the fact that you can combine long hours with a flexible schedule. If you like to plan ahead and work on your “to-do” list during the week, then this is your ideal job.


As one of the most rewarding career paths in today’s business world, media professionals can work at home most of the week while still making enough money to fund their lifestyles.

Start-up Entrepreneurship

It might not be glamorous, but if you’re prepared to move quickly and have a good eye for creative design or marketing ideas, start-up entrepreneurship could be your perfect job.

Mobile app development

If coding is your thing, there’s no better career than mobile app development. This requires a lot of time at your computer and on the phone, but with little travel required.

Business Entrepreneurship

This is one of the most rewarding career paths in today’s business world, and budding entrepreneurs can work at home most of the week while still making enough money to fund their lifestyles.

Trainer Starting

A career as a personal trainer might not be for everyone, but if you like working out at any time of the day (or night) and have plenty of energy to keep up with clients’ busy schedules, this could be your ideal job.

Entrepreneurs should consider whether or not they can devote themselves fully to the job at all times, even when it seems like there aren’t any customers or work is slow. According to Raphael Avraham Sternberg, self-employed people are more likely to feel more than just committed to their work but also fear that they might not be able to make it through the slow times.

That said, entrepreneurs with flexible schedules work fewer hours than their peers with normal shifts. Additionally, when given a chance to choose, more parents chose part-time jobs for more flexibility with their children than full-time jobs.

How Many Jobs Should One Expect to Work in Their Lifetime?

Father Rutler, or as he is commonly called, Father George, is the pastor of the Church Church St. Michael’s the Archangel in Manhattan. As a realist, Father Rutler realizes that the world has substantially changed since the youth that he was born in when he decided to become a pastor straight out of college.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, men in 1966, when pastor Rutler was in his 20s, had on average 12.3 jobs, between ages 18 and ages 52, and half those jobs were held between ages 18 to 24, which means on average, most adults had 6 jobs or less.

Futurist Rohit Tawlar, head of a global futures think tank, predicts that in the future children now growing up can expect to have over 40 different jobs in 10 completely different career paths.

Let the word 40 sink in because it means that in the near future, the total number of jobs people will expect to have will have more than tripled from that world which Father Rutler grew up in.

So how can people prepare for the upheaval?

#1. Realize That Computer Automation and Robots are Making Many Jobs Obsolete

Computers and automation are the main reason why many jobs are going away. Want a shortlist of jobs that have gone away due to automation? Elevator operators, bowling pinsetters, switchboard operators, checkout cashiers, some bartenders, typists, travel agents, film projectionists, assembly line workers, court reporters and more.

In fact, almost 40 percent of workers fear that automation will make their jobs either obsolete or at least downgraded.

#2. Workers in the Future Will Need to be Constantly Re-Educated

Let’s say you are a website creator or a print illustrator. You might have spent years learning your craft. But can you envision in the future a business person, sitting at a computer and typing a few parameters into a search form and then instantly, artificial intelligence will analyze hundreds, maybe thousands of websites, and give a businessman 50 choices to choose from within two minutes?

It may indeed happen in the not too distant future, and what will the thousands upon thousands of graphic artists and web designers do? Most will go back to school for additional training in a hot field that isn’t yet touched by automation.It’s very conceivable that in the near future, workers will need to go back to school 4 or 5 times to learn a new job skill.

#3. Tune-Up on Your Soft Skills

Unlike many hard skills, soft skills such as showing empathy, resolving conflict and leadership will never go away. They can’t be achieved by bots. Also, companies realize that people with superior soft skills are very adaptable to learning a new job.

#4. Read the Tea Leaves

If you use your imagination, it’s not hard to figure out which jobs may go away and which jobs will be with us for decades. Do you think a bot will replace a trained plumber, a nurse, or roofer? Not a chance.