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5 great second jobs for extra cash

Customer service
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Customer service

Average wage: $16.62 per hour

Maybe you enjoy chatting with people on the phone or you consider yourself an excellent problem solver. Either way, a customer service job might be just the thing.

While the idea of a customer-service job might conjure visions of angry customers unloading all their complaints, there are also many opportunities for rewarding interactions in which a customer gets a problem resolved quickly and easily.

Typical wages average $16.62 per hour, and the number of jobs in the field is expected to grow 10% by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Because peak times in customer service tend to be early morning, evenings and weekends, it can be an ideal chance to grab extra working hours. It's also a good way to get an opportunity at a company where you might find a chance of advancement, according to a job outlook summary from the BLS.

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