Part-time jobs are those with shorter, and often more flexible, working hours and may not involve working every day between Monday and Friday. They are an essential option as not everyone’s situation is suited to full-time employment. Part-time positions allow persons to dedicate more time to their other obligations, such as family and school, while still earning an income to go towards necessary expenses. Mothers can spend time with their children in the day and work part-time at night. Students, of any age, are able to go to school either part-time or full-time, while working in a part-time position. Further, individuals who are interested in more than one career path can undertake two different types of part-time work in order to gain useful experience. Employment on a part-time basis is a viable alternative to working at a full-time job and is a necessary part of working life.