Top 10 well-paying part-time jobs

Employers have sought more part-time and temporary work in recent years to keep costs down. Although there are challenges, some workers prefer part-time work because it allows for more flexibility. According to a study by CareerCast, these 10 jobs pay well and require less than 35 hours a week. Here, we list them by hourly wage, from lowest to highest. Can you guess which part-time job pays the best?

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In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a construction worker works on the site of the SoMa at Brickell apartment building in downtown Miami. Being a construction manager is one of the best paying part-time jobs according to CareerCast.

10. Bartender

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In this June 2, 2014 photo, Gradie Wallen a bartender at the icon Grill in Seattle, mixes a drink as he works during lunchtime. Bartenders can make a lot of money from tips, especially during busy hours.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) median hourly wage: $9.09

Projected growth by 2022: 12 percent

Though the base pay is low, tips can add up. Bartenders can work off-hours, which allows for the option of a second job, according to CareerCast.

The American labor force has steadily shifted from full-time employment to part-time and free lance work. These types of jobs can bring flexibility but they also bring insecurities.

"While most people would rather have a full-time job with salary and benefits, steady part-time work and temporary assignments are good ways to generate income during slow hiring periods," Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast, said in a press release.

Temporary jobs can be great for professionals with experience in a specialized field who want to work full-time but for limited periods, according to CareerCast.

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