How to Find an Early Morning Job

by Aanya Rose

Most people work an 8-to-5 schedule, but that doesn’t suit everyone. Fortunately, many early morning jobs exist; you just have to know where to look for them. An early morning job can include any work that starts before sunrise. What types of jobs start this early? A few examples may include health care, including nursing positions that require early morning shifts, or jobs like bakery positions where individuals set up early in the morning. Let’s look at some early morning jobs for early birds.


Nurse schedules offer many different shifts, depending on the facility that you work at. Some medical establishments offer early morning shifts from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. At other places, nurses work longer, 12-hour shifts just three days each week. You'll have to check different private practices, hospitals and long-term care facilities to find out what shifts are available. You may discover that on-call positions work best to get the early morning shifts that fit your schedule.

Certified Nurse Assistants

Like nurses, CNAs have flexible and varied schedules that include early morning hours. A CNA may work early in the morning or an overnight shift that may require coming in at 11 p.m. and working through the night or starting at 6 in the morning and working for a few hours or until 2 in the afternoon. You may work part-time or full-time, depending on your employer's needs. Most nursing homes or long-term care facilities offer flexible schedules and early morning shifts.


Bakeries tend to offer early morning shifts that vary depending on the needs of the bakery. You may work 4 a.m. till noon or start a little later, at 6 a.m., depending on the bakery. Your job duties may include preparing the dough and pastries for the early morning customers. Breads will need to be ready by the time the doors open to serve customers in the morning. You may also have other duties assigned, including making coffee.

Finding Morning Jobs

Look for businesses that may offer early morning jobs, including medical facilities, long-term care facilities or retail stores and bakeries. Some may have job opportunities not listed in the classifieds or job boards. Many medical facilities are always looking for nursing assistant help and are sometimes willing to train individuals with no experience for free. Be willing to put in an application and wait for a job opportunity to open. Have your resume with you to submit with your application. Give a resume to an employment agency as well so the agency can help you in your job search, and check in regularly to see about job openings that fit your criteria for early morning job opportunities.

About the Author

Aanya Rose has been writing since 1998. Her work has appeared in "ADDitude," "Curl," "Diabetes Alternatives," "Fitness," the "Healing Path" and more. She has served as a channel manager for various websites and worked in consultation and training. Rose holds a B.S. and Ph.D.

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