There are two kinds of people: early birds and night owls. The early birds are awake by 5am, have never heard of a lie-in and are happy morning people.
Then you have night owls. They are only aware of the world in the afternoon and can stay awake for the entire night. For those of you that can’t snap out of your night owl routine, it’s time to start looking at some jobs that can accommodate it instead…
When we say 'security job' the image of a bouncer probably comes to mind. A job that allows you to say, 'No mate, you’re not coming in here' before breaking up a fight between two hen parties who turned up wearing the same outfit.
But believe it or not there are a variety of security jobs to choose from. There's the night porter that looks after a quiet museum or the concert security guard that grabs crowd surfing fans before they hit the floor.
Alongside those that haven’t been home at all yet, bar staff are often the people you see going home when you’re heading off to work in the mornings. Making cocktails and encouraging people to enjoy themselves till they fall over may seem like a great night job, but be warned, there are downsides...
At times it will feel like you’re at a party where you can’t drink, don’t know anyone and are then are expected to clear up all the mess you didn’t make. Still want to pour cocktails? We've got more info on the pub and bar environment in our career guide.
Fire, crime and ill/clumsy/drunk people needing to go to hospital NEVER seem to sleep, so neither do the emergency services! Whether you’re fighting flames, stitching someone back together in A&E or chasing after a burglar, the emergency services keep you safe.
Want to know more? We have guides for wannabe nurses, fire fighters AND police officers - we really are good to you, aren't we?
Driving through the night is a great excuse to pretend you’re on Top Gear with a slightly tipsy Stig in the back seat.
While you don’t have to be a night owl to do this job, you’ll make more money working in the evenings as people get more lazy during these hours and will insist on getting a taxi to just go down the road (come on, we’ve all done it).
Got the driving bug? We’ve done a handy career guide. Read it, you know you want to.
If all else fails…
Become a 2am radio DJ
Sure no one will be listening to you (THEY will be asleep) but you’ll still get to play music, talk for a few hours and then get a salary for doing it. What’s to hate?