benrules380 wrote:Alright, I looked around and I think that this is the right board to post this on, but let me know if there is another one that would be more appropriate
So I was having a discussion with some of my family when the topic turned to how staying up late can't lead to success. I personally stay up late, but I am also a 19 year old college student working part time, so it isn't really pertinent to this discussion. The question is: Are there careers where people stay up late and still be successful? I know that executives and things like that really high in companies of course work in the day, but I'm sure that there are jobs that pay in the higher bounds of pay that happen at night? What do people in these forums do for work at night. Preferably things that pay like at least $70,000, and if there are things in the mid - upper 6 figures that would be even better. And if you don't personally have one of these jobs, but know somebody with one or of someone that has a high paying late night job, that would be great too.
Any info would be appreciated, because I don't like having arguments that I don't have enough evidence to be sure I'll win. Thanks!
Let me think...
Aviation is probably a good place to start. Pilots work very irregular hours and make very good money. Air traffic controllers likewise. Of course, most of them do work daylight hours, but there's certainly a big group that would be working night shifts.
Emergency medicine is similar--there's doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc. working all hours of the night. Realistically, a hospital is going to be staffed 24/7, although the numbers at night will probably just be down.
There are various industries that pretty much run exclusively at night--if you are working at a casino, probably any job you take is going to be mostly nights. I don't know if anything there is likely to get into the pay ranges you're looking at though.
Pastry chefs apparently work very irregular hours, because if you want to have fresh croissants out for the 6:00 am customers, you'll be making them at 3 or 4 am. Again, for the most part the salary probably isn't at the level you're looking for.
Of course, many factories, oil rigs, etc. will also have night shifts. The pay on oil rigs in particular can easily be in the high five figures, or even six figures.