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Jobs that allow total solitude and are night jobs

Post by Caduceus » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 am

Are there any reasonably well-paying (not necessarily high paying, but reasonable pay) jobs for which one works primarily at night and preferably without having to interact with others too much?

I saw an article about doctors who work as "nocturnists" (I had no idea this was a thing), and the night aspect of it sounds interesting, except probably they do have to constantly interact with others.

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Post by cheese_breath » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am

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Post by oldfatguy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:49 am

cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
They might have to interact with each other, though.

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Post by White Coat Investor » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:50 am

Caduceus wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 am
Are there any reasonably well-paying (not necessarily high paying, but reasonable pay) jobs for which one works primarily at night and preferably without having to interact with others too much?

I saw an article about doctors who work as "nocturnists" (I had no idea this was a thing), and the night aspect of it sounds interesting, except probably they do have to constantly interact with others.
Yes, doctors definitely interact with others.

But lots of jobs in a hospital are all night jobs- custodian/housekeeper, security, x-ray tech, lab tech, nurse etc. It's a 24/7/365 operation.
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Re: Jobs that allow total solitude and are night jobs

Post by cheese_breath » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:51 am

oldfatguy wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:49 am
cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
They might have to interact with each other, though.
Not if you're a really good cat burglar.
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Post by Stinky » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:53 am

Nuclear power plant operator.

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Re: Jobs that allow total solitude and are night jobs

Post by dm200 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:54 am

Caduceus wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 am
Are there any reasonably well-paying (not necessarily high paying, but reasonable pay) jobs for which one works primarily at night and preferably without having to interact with others too much?
I saw an article about doctors who work as "nocturnists" (I had no idea this was a thing), and the night aspect of it sounds interesting, except probably they do have to constantly interact with others.
Interesting job preference!

Perhaps some kind of IT position monitoring computer systems of communication systems that are up (and critical) 7x24.

I suspect that most such IT professionals would prefer to not work at night or rotating night shifts.

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Post by oldfatguy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:55 am

cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:51 am
oldfatguy wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:49 am
cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
They might have to interact with each other, though.
Not if you're a really good cat burglar.
Or a terrible night watchman!

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Post by DVMResident » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:56 am

There are plenty of plant/manufacturing jobs that are at night.

Just as an example cyclotron engineers typically start their shift at 3-4 am and in my area make $60-90k and human interaction is not huge.

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Post by HoosierJim » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:56 am

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Post by tyrnup13 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:57 am

Teleradioligist. You can work from home and talk to a microphone all night.

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Post by ohai » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:02 pm

Ambulance driver (sit around most of the time). Although you'd probably get "too much interaction" when you do have something to do.

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Post by Random Poster » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:27 pm

Title Examiner (mineral or otherwise).

You are given an abstract (or a runsheet with the identified documents), you work your way through them, and then you write up an opinion regarding title to the examined land and the status of such title.

Interaction with other people is extremely limited and you can do the work pretty much anywhere and at any time of day.

ETA: Pay is variable, but those just starting out probably bill in the $150 an hour range. Good title examiners bill in the $250 to $400 an hour range. Bad title examiners bill in the $150 to $600 an hour range.

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Post by mhalley » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:32 pm

Im sure there are lots of janitorial jobs that are at night. Stocker at some stores.

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Post by veggivet » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:32 pm

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Post by Dottie57 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:46 pm

Random Poster wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Title Examiner (mineral or otherwise).

You are given an abstract (or a runsheet with the identified documents), you work your way through them, and then you write up an opinion regarding title to the examined land and the status of such title.

Interaction with other people is extremely limited and you can do the work pretty much anywhere and at any time of day.

ETA: Pay is variable, but those just starting out probably bill in the $150 an hour range. Good title examiners bill in the $250 to $400 an hour range. Bad title examiners bill in the $150 to $600 an hour range.
How does one become a title examiner?

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Post by snackdog » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:53 pm

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Post by Dottie57 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:54 pm

Random Poster wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Title Examiner (mineral or otherwise).

You are given an abstract (or a runsheet with the identified documents), you work your way through them, and then you write up an opinion regarding title to the examined land and the status of such title.

Interaction with other people is extremely limited and you can do the work pretty much anywhere and at any time of day.

ETA: Pay is variable, but those just starting out probably bill in the $150 an hour range. Good title examiners bill in the $250 to $400 an hour range. Bad title examiners bill in the $150 to $600 an hour range.
I just looked on line and found salaries to be < 60k.

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Post by Dottie57 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:55 pm

cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
Allergy to cats.

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Post by BarbaricYawp » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:56 pm

Not sure how much 'night' you need, but a lot of delivery drivers and long-distance truckers are on the road in the wee hours.
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Post by BigWave Dave » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:04 pm

Power plant control room operator I work 12hr shifts.Days, nights, weekends ,holidays.

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Post by drawpoker » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:06 pm

Pet sitter. Not exclusively a night job, true. Both day and evening hours.

But never any interaction with humans - just cats and dogs :D :D

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Post by an_asker » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:15 pm

cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:51 am
oldfatguy wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:49 am
cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
They might have to interact with each other, though.
Not if you're a really good cat burglar.
Best would be both! ;-)

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Post by Mr. Rumples » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:17 pm

There are some legal jobs which are done at night such as brief preparation. I knew someone who worked as a translator for legal documents from / to German/English. He pretty much worked from home. Its a technical area and high paying.

It doesn't pay a lot, but now a second one of my former employees, long retired, has gotten a job as a "duster" in an attorney's office. Yes, all they do is dust in offices which have very sensitive data. They don't empty trash, vacuum, just dust. They are done in two hours and sit around until the doors are unlocked and they can leave - meanwhile being paid. Not a bad gig.

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Post by zlandar » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:30 pm

There is currently high demand for night shift radiologists (physicians who specialize in interpreting xrays, CTs, MRIs, US). You read studies done during the night from the ER or patients in hospitals. Interaction is limited to calling other physicians for emergent results i.e. someone has a bleed in their head. Work can be done from home as long as you have a good internet connection.

Drawbacks are high volume which can lead to burnout. Night shift and lack of personal interaction are drawbacks for many people but in your case are big pluses. Have to have a medical degree + 5 years of residency training (1 year transitional + 4 years radiology).

Positives are you can work in your jam-jams and are very well-compensated. Starting salary is $300k and up depending on the volume and number of shifts.

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Post by greg24 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:39 pm

Do you assume the OP has the education and training to become a radiologist?

Seems like an odd suggestion.

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Post by Random Poster » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:37 pm

Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:46 pm
How does one become a title examiner?
For mineral title examination, you go to law school, graduate, and pass a state bar exam. Presuming that your undergraduate degree isn't in petroleum land management or something similar, and that you did reasonably well in your property law, oil and gas law, and estates classes in law school, you are looking at around at least 12 to 24 months of hands-on experience in a law firm to become marginally competent and have a shot of being successful as a solo.

Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:54 pm
I just looked on line and found salaries to be < 60k.
Those are likely the salaries of title examiners working for title insurance companies. I think that they require their examiners to be lawyers as well, but I'm not sure.

There is no title insurance in the oil and gas context, other than the title attorney's malpractice insurance coverage, which is one reason for the higher hourly rates.

In a large law firm that has an oil and gas transactional practice group, the title examining associates are making the same as the other associates in the other practice groups ($160K and up a year). At some point (about year 4 or 5 for an associate, generally), the hourly bill rate for title examination doesn't support the salary, and so they either get sidelined to a "counsel" role or start their own boutique practice.

Smaller law firms are probably paying title attorneys in the $75K to $125K range.

The hourly rates for most title attorneys I deal with are in the aforementioned $250 to $400 a range (for both solos and those in law firms). The workload is variable, but if you are a solo and just want to do title examination in a semi-retired capacity, as long as you have a reliable client base, making $100K or more isn't out of the realm of possibility. A full time solo could conceivably have revenue over $500K (billing 1600 hours a year, at $350 an hour). Overhead would be minimal, for a law practice, as doing all of your work out of your home or a small office isn't unheard of.

An oil and gas title attorney making under $60k is either doing it wrong or is not interested in making money. Case in point, I recently reviewed a title opinion for which we were charged over $600K by the title attorney. That is a bit of an outlier, but it isn't that unusual.

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Post by tyrnup13 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:46 pm

greg24 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Do you assume the OP has the education and training to become a radiologist?

Seems like an odd suggestion.
The OP specifically referenced a job in the medical field, so I'm not sure why you think this is an odd suggestion.

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Post by cheese_breath » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:01 pm

Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:55 pm
cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
Allergy to cats.
Dog burglar then?
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Post by cheese_breath » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:03 pm

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Post by zlandar » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:10 pm

greg24 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Do you assume the OP has the education and training to become a radiologist?

Seems like an odd suggestion.
It's not uncommon to find older med school students who had other careers before entering medicine.Radiology can be mentally taxing and stressful (i.e. misinterpreting an exam can end up hurting patients) but physically you are just sitting/standing in front of a workstation most of the time. Assuming good health a radiologist can work into their 70's.

Hard to predict demand among medical specialties beyond a few years but I doubt the need for more night-time radiologists will go away. Only a small minority like to work at night and those who don't leave for a day time job when they become available.

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Post by oldfatguy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:11 pm

Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Random Poster wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Title Examiner (mineral or otherwise).

You are given an abstract (or a runsheet with the identified documents), you work your way through them, and then you write up an opinion regarding title to the examined land and the status of such title.

Interaction with other people is extremely limited and you can do the work pretty much anywhere and at any time of day.

ETA: Pay is variable, but those just starting out probably bill in the $150 an hour range. Good title examiners bill in the $250 to $400 an hour range. Bad title examiners bill in the $150 to $600 an hour range.
I just looked on line and found salaries to be < 60k.
I can only assume that Random Poster is referring to some very specific job with a similar name?

https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes232093.htm

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Post by JoeRetire » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:12 pm

Caduceus wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 am
Are there any reasonably well-paying (not necessarily high paying, but reasonable pay) jobs for which one works primarily at night and preferably without having to interact with others too much?
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Post by Wilderness Librarian » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:13 pm

Probably lots of things that you could do alone at home, pick up & deliver work projects online.

One possibility is an independent indexer for non-fiction books. There are training courses somewhere and there is a national organization somewhere of such people. I looked at their website a few years back but cant remember what it was. The work is trickier than it seems with a lot more subjective judgement than what most people would imagine. Apparently it doesn't pay a lot and publishers often have a yesterday if not sooner mentality towards project completion. But I would think this would be really nifty work. I have thought about this myself for part time post retirement income but I want the time more than the money.

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Post by goodenyou » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:15 pm

Vampire.

You could also work in a sleep lab.

Air traffic controller

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cheese_breath wrote:
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I laughed.

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Post by Dottie57 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:27 pm

cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:55 pm
cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
Allergy to cats.
Dog burglar then?
Same problem!

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Post by Dottie57 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:29 pm

oldfatguy wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Random Poster wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Title Examiner (mineral or otherwise).

You are given an abstract (or a runsheet with the identified documents), you work your way through them, and then you write up an opinion regarding title to the examined land and the status of such title.

Interaction with other people is extremely limited and you can do the work pretty much anywhere and at any time of day.

ETA: Pay is variable, but those just starting out probably bill in the $150 an hour range. Good title examiners bill in the $250 to $400 an hour range. Bad title examiners bill in the $150 to $600 an hour range.
I just looked on line and found salaries to be < 60k.
I can only assume that Random Poster is referring to some very specific job with a similar name?

https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes232093.htm
Attorneys seem to be well paid when doing complicated work. For doing regular residential titles , not so much.

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Post by alfaspider » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:43 pm

Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:29 pm
oldfatguy wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Dottie57 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Random Poster wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Title Examiner (mineral or otherwise).

You are given an abstract (or a runsheet with the identified documents), you work your way through them, and then you write up an opinion regarding title to the examined land and the status of such title.

Interaction with other people is extremely limited and you can do the work pretty much anywhere and at any time of day.

ETA: Pay is variable, but those just starting out probably bill in the $150 an hour range. Good title examiners bill in the $250 to $400 an hour range. Bad title examiners bill in the $150 to $600 an hour range.
I just looked on line and found salaries to be < 60k.
I can only assume that Random Poster is referring to some very specific job with a similar name?

https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes232093.htm
Attorneys seem to be well paid when doing complicated work. For doing regular residential titles , not so much.
No different from any other profession, really. The high end complicated stuff pays. The routine stuff not so much.

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Post by afan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:07 pm

There are lots of jobs at hospitals that have to be done 24/7. ICU nurses, for example. Good to very good pay. If you like the night shift your colleagues will be thrilled. The patients are often too suck to interact with them much. More managing the equipment and responding to changes in their physiology. You do have to work with the other professionals in the ICU.

Emergency docs work through the night. You may be able to find slow emergency departments where there is not much happening overnight. But when someone does come in, there is a lot of personal interaction.

With any skilled job in the medical fields there will be years of school and training to get to the point that you could seek out positions with limited interaction with other people. People skills would have to be good enough to make it through the education. Almost all of it would be during the daytime.
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Re: Jobs that allow total solitude and are night jobs

Post by dm200 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:13 pm

Embalmer at a funeral home or several funeral homes.

Almost all "interaction" would relate to the "deceased".

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oldfatguy wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:49 am
cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 am
Night watchman.

Cat burglar.
They might have to interact with each other, though.
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Post by cheese_breath » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:22 pm

dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Embalmer at a funeral home or several funeral homes.

Almost all "interaction" would relate to the "deceased".
Or at least they're deceased when you finish the embalming.
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Post by 5th_Dimension » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 pm

Artists are known for being nocturnal and are notoriously anti-social. Having some talent in the field doesn't hurt, although that is not necessarily a hindrance to becoming rich and famous. The pay is terrible though... until you get to the rich and famous stage.
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Post by ram » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:47 pm

zlandar wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:10 pm
greg24 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Do you assume the OP has the education and training to become a radiologist?

Seems like an odd suggestion.
It's not uncommon to find older med school students who had other careers before entering medicine.Radiology can be mentally taxing and stressful (i.e. misinterpreting an exam can end up hurting patients) but physically you are just sitting/standing in front of a workstation most of the time. Assuming good health a radiologist can work into their 70's.

Hard to predict demand among medical specialties beyond a few years but I doubt the need for more night-time radiologists will go away. Only a small minority like to work at night and those who don't leave for a day time job when they become available.
I work for a large medical organization. A few of our radiologists live in Hawaii and read the Xrays etc during the nighttime hours of the mainland.
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Post by HoosierJim » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:53 pm

cheese_breath wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:22 pm
dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Embalmer at a funeral home or several funeral homes.

Almost all "interaction" would relate to the "deceased".
Or at least they're deceased when you finish the embalming.
And like doctors, you bury your mistakes.

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Post by Elena » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:21 pm

dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Embalmer at a funeral home or several funeral homes.

Almost all "interaction" would relate to the "deceased".
And/or sneaky murderer, though some one-on-one interaction might be expected.

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Post by Watty » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:41 pm

dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Embalmer at a funeral home or several funeral homes.

Almost all "interaction" would relate to the "deceased".
I actually had a classmate in college that worked his way through college working at a funeral home.

Part of his compensation was that he got to live in an apartment that was above the funeral home. :shock:

He did not deal with the bodies, mainly he would just answered the phone and would greet (living) people when they arrived and direct them to the appropriate room.

That actually worked out very well for him since he could study when he did not have anything else to do, which was most of the time.

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Re: Jobs that allow total solitude and are night jobs

Post by arcticpineapplecorp. » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:02 pm

goodenyou wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Air traffic controller
I dunno. I think you have to have a pretty good sense of humor and ok with co-worker hijinks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeI154g ... pp=desktop

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