So, you’ve exchanged a big paycheck and job satisfaction to become a stay-at-home mom. Yes, you enjoyed your life as a pharmacist.but you enjoy being a mommy too You want to provide your children with a nurturing and loving environment. You’ve chosen to stay at home.
But, then you discover, you need some extra income. You do not want to return to full time work at this time, but will consider part-time job opportunities. If you’re a pharmacist searching for a part-time job ideas, here are a few options to consider. These jobs might allow you to have the best of both worlds: quality time with your kids, and the extra income with a paid job.
One excellent part-time job idea for pharmacists is to become a freelance medical writer. This is probably the most ideal job because of the flexibility it offers. No previous professional writing experience is needed.
The best way to start as a medical writer is to begin with online content sites. It is very easy to join and you can start earning income instantly. Read “Freelance Writing Websites for Beginners: Where to Write Articles and Get Paid for It” and “Freelance Writing Jobs: Where to Find Work as a Freelance Writer.”
I highly recommend starting with Associated Content. You can write articles for patients searching online for medication information. Some article topic suggestions are “What Medications Should I Avoid When Pregnant?”, “What are the side effects of (Insert Drug Here)?”, and “What are the medications to treat ADHD?” You could also write advice articles for pharmacy students and even pharmacists. For example, you might author an article entitled “Study Tips for the NAPLEX” or “Tips for Pharmacy School Applications.”
As you become more talented at medical writing, you might apply to work part-time with pharmaceutical companies and other businesses. Read these articles for advice on how to get started as a medical writer.
It’s a great idea join the American Medical Writer’s Association. Click here for the website. They even have an annual conference, offer on-site workshops, and much more.
Another part-time job suggestion is to become a science tutor. Many parents would be thrilled to have a pharmacist tutoring their children. You can tutor middle/high schools students, and even college students in chemistry, physics, biology and other areas. With the education that you can, you could charge $40 an hour or more. For advice on promoting tutoring services, read “Where to Advertise Tutoring Services.”
Science Home School Teacher
A third part time job idea is to teach home school students science lessons. There are many home school parents who would like to hire a professional to teach their teens advanced chemistry, physics, calculus and more. You might find an online home school group in the area and let parents know you are willing to teach a class. You could even teach just once per week. You could earn $50 an hour or more, depending on how many students attend your classes.
Another idea is to apply to teach science classes at a local community college. You could even be able to teach just one class per semester. If you think you have what it takes to teach college students, give this part-time job idea a try. You might also be able to find a job as a part-time professor at smaller universities.
Relief or Part-Time Pharmacist
This one is obvious, but the article would not be complete if I did not include it. (Perhaps an aspiring pharmacist out there is wondering if she can work part-time after she has children.) There are several pharmacists who work part time doing doing relief work, or just take part-time positions at small local pharmacies. You might be able to fill in when a pharmacist is ill and in other circumstances.
These are just five part-time job ideas for pharmacists who have become stay-at-home moms. If you want a part-time job that doesn’t have much to do with your previous career, there are plenty of additional opportunities available. Read “Legitimate and Scam-Free Work at Home Jobs” for some suggestions. You might also take a look at “Legitimate Work-at-Home Customer Service Jobs.” Don’t forget, you also have the opportunity to apply to work as a substitute teacher.
There are some pharmacists who successfully run a mail order pharmacy from their home. This requires an extra room in your house, and lots of dedication. However, it is an option that you have.
Working part-time while being a full-time mom can have many benefits.
Happy Parenting and Working!