Three Jobs That Allow You to Work Less and Earn More

by Harry Shelton
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The 40 hour week is something society has told us we have to do but no one is sure why. In the past, it was said that in the technological era it would no longer be required to work 5 days a week and 40 hours, yet we continue to do it. If you are tired of the 40 hour week but your boss is not happy that you keep refusing to show up on a Friday, read on. Here are some of the highest paid jobs with 35 hours per week or less.

Real Estate

In many countries today there is a housing boom taking place and estate agents are cleaning up by taking their cut. While it can be a tough job when an economy is not growing, when things are going well it may be the best-paid job with easy hours available. Many estate agents are self-employed and choose their own hours. Some work long hours on the day of a listing and then take a few days off. In real estate, you can really schedule your week however you like.


Dietitians require a slightly higher education than a nutritionist but it appears to pay off. They work fewer hours and earn more pay. Dietitians are often employed by clinics, gyms, and offices to offer professional advice to patients, staff, and customers. If nutrition is a passion of yours, it could be a lucrative one. 

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Bus Driver

If you are looking for something that doesn’t require a lot of study or investment then a bus driver may be a great option for you. Suitable for those who are approaching retirement and want to work a few hours more, the bus seat awaits. While the pay is not incredible it offers fantastic flexibility and freedom to choose how many hours you want to work.

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