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Improving your cash flow usually comes down to two strategies: Spend less, or earn more.
Consumers looking to achieve the latter with extra income from a part-time, seasonal or freelance job may find there's more opportunity these days. Hiring forecasts look good in many of the "best" part-time jobs, according to a new study from job search site CareerCast.com, which narrowed the field by criteria including salary, hiring rates, job duration and stress.
"Part-time employment hit its peak in 2010 at the height of the recession," said CareerCast.com Publisher Tony Lee. Now that those seeking full-time work are more able to find those jobs, part-time is more often a choice—say, by someone wanting to ease into retirement or spend time raising a family, he said.
(That said, many of the most desirable part-time jobs still call for experience in the field. "A lot of them require very specific skills," Lee said. "You're not just going to become a computer programmer overnight.")
Before you pick up extra part-time work, weigh possible disadvantages against the added income, said Bruce McClary, a spokesman for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. You might have extra out-of-pocket costs for training or commuting, for example. Moonlighting could cause your work quality at your primary job to suffer, too. "That could have long-term consequences," he said.
These 10 part-time jobs rank among the best prospects for the year ahead.
—By CNBC's Kelli B. Grant
Posted 3 March 2015
Median hourly wage: $30.55
Hiring outlook: 13 percent
Median hourly wage: $35.71
Hiring outlook: 8 percent
Median hourly wage: $13.23
Hiring outlook: 5 percent
Median hourly wage: $21.22
Hiring outlook: 7 percent
Median hourly wage: $37.79
Hiring outlook: 19 percent
Median hourly wage: $28.99
Hiring outlook: 32 percent
Median hourly wage: $11.04
Hiring outlook: 10 percent
Median hourly wage: $34.88
Hiring outlook: 12 percent
Median hourly wage: $15.93
Hiring outlook: 3 percent
Median hourly wage: $26.89
Hiring outlook: 3 percent