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5 great second jobs for extra cash

Customer service
Customer service | Michael H/Getty Images

Customer service

Average wage: $16.91 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 customer-service work might conjure visions of being unloaded upon by angry consumers, the times when you're able to resolve a customer's problem quickly and easily can be very rewarding.

Typical wages are around $17 per hour, and the number of jobs in the field is expected to grow 10 percent by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Because peak times in customer service tend to be early mornings, evenings and weekends, the jobs are great for grabbing hours here and there alongside your regular gig. They also offer a good way to get your foot in the door at a company where you might find chances for advancement.

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