These odd jobs are mostly added as a side hustle. Since miscellaneous jobs are short–term, they can supplement a person’s income while between jobs or bring in extra cash flow. Odd jobs add experience to a resume.
Miscellaneous jobs can also be for unemployed workers. They can rely on odd jobs as a primary income source while searching for steady employment.
Some miscellaneous jobs are high paying and are usually full-time. Some of these miscellaneous jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree and extensive training to become licensed or certified.
Below are best paying jobs in miscellaneous fully explained;
Crystallography is the study of atomic and molecular structure. Crystallographers want to know how the atoms in a material are arranged to understand the relationship between atomic structure and properties of these materials. They work in many disciplines, including chemistry, geology, biology, materials science, metallurgy, and physics. Crystallographers study diverse substances, from living cells to superconductors, from protein molecules to ceramics.
tackle the growing issue of bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics
develop drugs to treat diseases
produce new skin and healthcare products
develop new materials for use in smart clothing
create low-energy consumption television, computer, and mobile phone screens
find cures for plant and animal diseases such as swine flu
discover ways to purify water and tackle global water sanitation challenges
completing lab research
growing and studying crystal forms
developing computer models of structures
collecting and analyzing data
using the crystal form of a drug or new material to help support a company’s patent claims
Salary: $92,000 yearly
2. Master Marijuana Extractor
Master extractors work with extraction technicians to extract cannabis concentrates from cannabis, including its CBD-rich hemp variety. Concentrates are highly potent forms of cannabis that are made by applying industrial solvents to the plant material to dissolve cannabinoids and terpenes from the raw material.
Preparation of plant materials and equipment for extraction
Using butane or other extraction solvents to extract cannabis safely
Processing after extraction
Create and maintain extraction SOPs and operational policies
Have a deep understanding of different cannabis concentrates
Oversee an extraction team
Clean and maintain extraction equipment
Ensure quality is maintained through quality control procedures and testing
Oversee everyday operations from storage to fulfillment of orders
Oversee supply storage
Oversee disposal of waste
Oversee labeling and packaging of finished products
Create products as defined by state guidelines
Meet production schedules by working as part of a team
Supervise and perform data recording
Create a desirable work culture
Identify and report practices or equipment that are unsafe
The job duties of a billboard installer are to prepare and install a sign on a billboard. They are responsible for the repair and upkeep of each billboard, and typically hang and remove each advertisement. Common maintenance responsibilities include painting, repairing trim and parts of the sign face, tightening bolts, changing light bulbs, and assembling any other structure as needed. Other duties include trimming brush away from the sign, weather damage repair, and minor electrical work. A billboard installer keeps work logs of their assignments and takes photos of each installation. Career qualifications to become a billboard installer include a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and completion of an OSHA 10-hour construction course.
Ensuring that signs meet clients’ specifications in terms of spelling, font, size, and medium.
Loading and transporting signs, tools, and materials to the location safely.
Preparing the site for installation by removing old signage, preparing the surface or structure, and securing the electrical connections.
Ensuring the effective measurement, placement, connection, and installation of the sign.
Mounting and installing the signs by all safety protocols.
Clearing debris and materials from the site after each installation.
Performing maintenance and repairs to signs, as needed.
Operating and maintaining the tools and equipment by safety protocols.
Salary: $140,000 yearly
When the prosecutor says, “Point to be noted, my lord,” you have to ask who takes all the notes. Steno captioners, often known as stenographers, work in steno captioning, which is a method of producing captions and transcripts using a stenotype machine and other shorthand techniques. The stenocaptioner records and transcribes the whole pre-trial and trial proceedings, as well as any other pertinent material.
Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Manage own time and the time of others.
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, organization rules, and the democratic political process.
Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Salary: $70,140 yearly
5. Soap Boiler
Working as a soap boiler will assist people in becoming spotless. Small to medium-sized soap makers use soap boilers for a multistep process that turns fats into “neat soap” for bars and powders. You will work with a “grainy, curdy mass of soap,” and a “pasty boiling mass that is treated with brine” during the soap-making process.
Controls equipment that produces soap according to formula.
Opens valves to charge kettle with prescribed amounts of ingredients.
Turns the valve to admit steam through the bottom of the tank to boil and agitate the mixture.
Observes the mixture through an opening in the top of the tank to detect variations of color, consistency, and homogeneity of boiling ingredients.
Adds soda or water to the mixture as directed by the laboratory; or determines the degree of alkalinity of caustic soda in the mixture, using a meter, and adds soda or water as required.
Observes color, consistency, and homogeneity of product to define when boiling and agitating cycle are completed and allows batch to cool and settle for a specified period.
Raises or lowers pump line to locate separation level of neat pure soap nigre residue.
Starts pump to transfer neatly to designated department.
Lowers pump line to the bottom of the tank to transfer residue to reclaiming tank.
May calculate the number of ingredients needed to make various soaps, using a formula.
Bereavement coordinators exist to help family and friends through the bereavement process. Each case must be individualized to personal needs. As a coordinator, they manage a team of volunteers, medical staff, and other professionals who assist the bereaved. They will interact with families, patients, and social support systems. Often, the bereavement coordinator will also need to work with nurses, doctors, and other counselors to prepare a care plan for hospice patients who are terminally ill.
Maintaining records of all deceased patients
Contacting the friends and family of a recently deceased patient
Offering counseling services to surviving friends and family
Assessing the needs of surviving friends and family
Referring surviving friends and family to support services
Making final arrangements (e.g., funeral services, insurance firms, and other paperwork)
Designing care plans for terminally ill patients with staff and family
Coordinating with other spiritual, medical, and counseling professionals
Salary: $62,000 yearly
7. Private Investigator
A private detective and investigator search for clues to gather evidence for court cases or private clients. They interview people, verify information, conduct surveillance, find missing persons, and gather vital facts for cases. Depending on their area of expertise, they might be hired to investigate computer crimes or corporate to help solve a case. Private investigators often work for attorneys in civil and criminal cases. To be able to do this job you only need a high school diploma and on-the-job training.
Investigate cases and collect information to help support the efforts of attorneys in representing defendants in criminal cases
Research law enforcement case files and arrest reports with attorneys to find details that support client claims and/or offer other event theories or scenarios to explore
Perform detailed background checks on all clients, persons of interest, law enforcement investigators, and all other people linked to criminal cases
Inspect crime scenes and review evidence, taking photographs, analyzing financial statements, and verifying timelines, all while compiling detailed notes to be used for future reference
Interview witnesses both in the field and inside firm offices, and compare those to official statements obtained by law enforcement
Coordinate with scientific and forensic experts to evaluate clients, analyze evidence, and review case notes
Review data files, hard drive content, browsing histories, and computer hardware related to cyber theft and security cases
Prepare reports describing investigative findings, expert opinions, witness summaries, evidentiary details and other general facts of a case to be used by attorneys in court
A hearing aid specialist can test your hearing and fit you with a hearing aid. A hearing aid specialist, also known as a hearing instrument specialist, is a professional who evaluates people with hearing problems and chooses the best hearing aid to improve their condition. They are curious, methodical, rational, analytical, and logical. Some of them are also social, meaning they’re kind, generous, cooperative, patient, caring, helpful, empathetic, tactful, and friendly.
Administering hearing tests
Fitting patients for hearing aids
Repairing malfunctioning hearing aids or communication devices
Educating patients on their hearing loss and communication aid use
Diagnosing hearing loss issues
Demonstrate assistive listening devices (ALDs) to clients.
Diagnose and treat hearing or related disabilities under the direction of an audiologist.
Perform basic screening procedures such as pure tone screening, otoacoustic screening, immittance
screening, and screening of ear canal status using an otoscope.
Train clients to use hearing aids or other augmentative communication devices.
Create or modify impressions for earmolds and hearing aid shells.
Maintain or repair hearing aids or other communication devices.
Select and administer tests to evaluate hearing or related disabilities.
Administer basic hearing tests including air conduction, bone conduction, or speech audiometry tests.
Salary: $59,837 yearly
10. Elevator Inspector
An elevator inspector works to ensure that elevators are operating safely. In this career, you inspect them on occasion to make sure that all of the parts are working up to the standards necessary for optimal safety. You also do compliance checks when someone is installing new elevators to make sure that all new installations are following the standards, laws, and guidelines set by the locality. As an elevator inspector, you may also work with other types of lifts to ensure safety, such as escalators. You use your diverse knowledge of lifts and the associated laws to perform the job.
Assembles and installs electric and hydraulic freight and passenger elevators, escalators, and dumbwaiters, determining layout electrical connections from blueprints.
Studies blueprint layout of the location of the framework, counterbalance rails, motor pump, cylinder, and plunger foundations.
Drills holes in concrete or structural steel members with a portable electric drill.
Secures anchor bolts or welds brackets to support rails and framework and verifies alignment with plumb bob level.
Cuts prefabricated sections of the framework, rails, and other elevator components to specified dimensions, using an acetylene torch, power saw, and disk grinder.
Installs cables, counterweights, pumps, motor foundations, escalator drives, guide rails, elevator cars, and control panels, using hand tools.
Connects electrical wiring to control panels electric motors.
Installs safety control devices.
Positions electric motor and equipment on top of the elevator shaft, using hoists cable slings.
May be designated according to the type of equipment installed as Elevator Constructor, Electric; Elevator Constructor, Hydraulic; Escalator Constructor.