are all around us, yet few people think about them. In all the talk of the economy and layoffs, part-time work gets ignored. Conversations concerning jobs rarely take into account people who don't work a standard 40-hour work week.
The definition of a part-time worker, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is anyone who works between one and 34 hours each week. Ever industry employs part-time workers in some capacity. Professions in the administrative, retail and customer service fields are often the first ones you think of when discuss part-time works. While those part-time positions are some of the most popular, many therapists, dentists and pharmacists choose to work less than 35 hours each week.