Are you the kind of person who is organized, detail-orientated, and motivated? If your answer is yes, organizing jobs are perfect for you (and there’s a lot of them out there)!
Nobody wants to live or work in a chaotic environment – that’s for sure.
However, keeping things organized could be a very challenging thing – especially for people who are not, in the first place, born organized (apparently not all people are born with that skill), or are just too busy they could not find time to keep things in order – which is why businesses and companies look for people who can do the job for them instead.
There are a lot of organizing jobs out there — each has its respective requirements depending on the employer. In fact, according to The Balance Careers, there are three major types of organizational skills that employers seek. It includes physical organization, planning, as well as teamwork.
So, yeah, if you got the skills – the good news is, you can turn you are being organized into something profitable.
If you are wondering what these organizing jobs are – well, you are in the right place because that is exactly what we are going to provide you with today.
But apart from that, we are also going to provide you with some very important information that goes around what organizing is all about. In particular, we are going to tackle the following:
- What does organizing means?
- What are the different types of organizational skills?
- How to find organizing jobs?
- What are the different types of organizing jobs that you can do at home?
WHAT DOES ORGANIZING MEANS?
First of all, let us define what organizing is all about.
Based on its root word, which is “organize,” Merriam-Webster dictionary define is as a manner of arranging and planning, as well as putting things into a particular order so they can be found or used easily and quickly.
Meanwhile, when we talk about organizing, Lows A. Allen defines it as “the process of identifying and grouping the work to be performed defining and delegating responsibility and authority, and establishing a relationship for the purpose of enabling people to work most effectively together in accomplishing objectives.”
To simply put it, organizing refers to the act of putting order to things – whether it be on things, people, organizations, etc. It probably is safe to say that organizing helps us achieve a clean and peaceful environment.
If you want to know more about what organizing is all about, here’s a very insightful video by Edupedia World:
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS?
Earlier we mentioned the major types of organizational skills that the company looks for. In this section, we are going to go deeper into each of them.
As mentioned, there are three major organizational skills that employers look for, and these are:
- Physical Organization
When we talk about the physical organization, we do not only mean having a tidy workplace, but that it also includes the layout of the rooms, floors, and buildings as a whole. It also goes beyond keeping the place neat and clean.
The physical organization is very important in companies and businesses as it affects how people work. As we have mentioned, no one would love working in a dirty and chaotic environment. It’s totally off and it does not help people work at their best. It’s distracting, to say the least.
Some skills related to physical organization include:
- Attention to Detail
- Creative Thinking
- Situational Assessment
- Workflow Analysis/Management
In anything, a plan helps put everything in order. It helps keep things on track, and it definitely has a lot to do when it comes to the success of a project.
Without a plan, a project (or whatever it is that you opt to do) will fail.
Some skills related to planning can be described as:
- Business Intelligence
- Decision Making
- Organizational Skills
- Development Planning
- Project Management
- Strategic Planning
Teamwork is about creating a well-organized team. A well-organized team is comprised of members with respective roles and tasks assigned.
Teamwork only becomes a success when there is proper delegation, as well as clear communication within team members.
The skills related to teamwork are usually described as:
- Goal Setting
- Group Leadership
- Managing Conflict
- Meeting Deadlines/Goals
- Team Building
- Working Well with Others
HOW TO FIND ORGANIZING JOBS?
In this section, obviously, we are going to talk about how to find organizing jobs.
Now, before you even start finding an organizing job, it is important that you figure out the types of things you excel at. This will help tone down your options — after all, you do not want to get overwhelmed with a lot of options on your plate, right — at the same time, it will help you stay focused on what you are really good at.
- To help you identify your organizational strengths, here are some questions you may ask yourself:
- Am I particular about meeting deadlines?
- Do I love planning projects?
- Do I excel in leading a team?
- Do I love making phone calls, making reservations, and/or booking events?
- Am I the type of person who keeps everything at home organized (with things put in labeled containers, etc.)?
- Am I good at setting up goals and achieving them in a timely manner?
Again, these are just some of the many possible questions you can ask yourself to help you identify what type of organizing job really fits you and your personality.
Asking these questions will not only help you determine where you truly excel, but it will also help you find out some strengths you never thought you actually have.
In addition to these questions, you may also include asking yourself if you want to work from home, or you prefer working outside. Especially these days, it is important to be particular about the kind of workplace you want yourself in, and also keep that when taking certain organizing jobs into consideration.
After the whole process, it’s easier to find organizing jobs.
Now, so where do you find organizing jobs exactly?
The answer to this question is — there are a lot of different places where you can find organizing jobs. However, the most efficient, most accessible is the internet.
There is a lot of job listing sites out there where you can search and find an organizing job of your choice. Depending on the kind of work, you can find jobs through the following platforms:
- …and many more!
Apart from job listing sites, you can also find organizing jobs by asking around your friends, former colleagues, as well as looking into Facebook groups, and many more.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ORGANIZING JOBS THAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME?
So, you already know about some equally essential information about organizing and organizing jobs. This time around, we are going to share with you, as promised, the different types of organizing jobs that you can do from home.
Currently, the world faces a very challenging time, and let’s face it, working from home is one of the safest ways to earn and make a living.
With that in mind, here are some of the organizing work you can do remotely:
- Project Manager
- Professional Organizer
- Virtual Assistant
- Personal Assistant
- Event Planner
- Travel Agent
One of the many organizing jobs available out there is project manager.
There are businesses that hire project managers to have someone oversee certain processes or events. It could be an opening of a new store, someone who will handle the marketing of the brand or product, as well as someone who does the planning and ensuring everything is organized and in order prior to the reveal.
As a project manager, you will have a lot of tasks on your plate, which is why it is important to be organized, at the same time knows how to strategize and delegate tasks. It is important to note that ultimately, your job is to make sure that everything gets done.
To put it simply, a project manager is someone who has the overall responsibility in ensuring success before, during, and after a project. So, if you think you have what takes to be one, you definitely have to go for it and apply for this kind of job.
When it comes to how much you can make as a project manager, it really depends from one client to another. Also, your employment status will also have to be factored in.
If you are working as a freelance project manager, most likely, how much you make will depend on how many projects are you willing to take in a month or in a year. Meanwhile, if you want a more secure route, you can opt to work for a business or a company.
To give you an idea, though, project managers can earn an average base salary of $86,452 a year according to Indeed.com.
Do you love keeping your home organized? Do your smirk when you find your stuff in a chaotic mode? Do you like the idea of helping people keep their spaces clean, neat, and in order?
If your answer is yes, then, working as a professional organizer is perfect for you.
Not a lot of people know this, but, you can actually work as a professional organizer, and yes, the job does exist. In fact, recently, there has been a massive demand for professional organizers in almost every major city in the country.
Although this role requires you to work onsite — at your client’s home, office, or any other spaces — the planning and other parts of the process can be done at home. Oh, if we may say, with the current situation, professional organizers and their clients have adapted to changes — some relied on virtual organizing wherein professional organizers guide their clients how to execute the process.
Anyway, as mentioned, as a professional organizer, your job is to put order and organization in your client’s space. You know, to be honest, working as one is not just fulfilling, but it’s a lot of fun and joy.
If you want to excel in this job, you have to have the ability to come up with solutions that fit best to your client — remember, every client is different from one another. It is also important that even after your stint, the client gets to continue what you have started, which is why creating a unique solution for every client type is very important.
Also, as part of your job, a professional organizer also does the ordering of products for the space you are working on, come up with document procedures, create and print labels, and many more.
According to Payscale, the current average hourly pay for professional organizers is at $25.78. Depending on your experience and expertise, you can earn as low as $14.66, and as high as $59.90.
By the way, if you want to be a professional organizer, and you want to be credible and competitive, you can take crash courses on professional organizing. There are a lot out there to choose from, and most of them are done online.
Surprised that this came up on our list?
Well, don’t be, because working as a virtual assistant is actually one of the most famous organizing jobs out there.
As you know (or probably not yet), a virtual assistant’s job is to help the client keep things organized whether it be the client’s emails, travels, meeting schedules, etc.
Depending on what you do best, you can work as a virtual assistant and provide the kind of service that you excel best. Some of the most common virtual assistant tasks include:
- Data Entry
- Scheduling Meeting
- Content Creation
- Email Management
- Social Media Management
- Business Trip Planning
As a virtual assistant, it is very important to be organized. The client will count on you, for sure. You have to meet deadlines similar to that of a 9 am to 5 pm job.
A virtual assistant’s hourly rate depends on certain factors like the experience and expertise of the person. However, according to Payscale, the average hourly rate is $15.73. It could go as low as $10.16 or as high as $27.28 per hour.
A personal assistant is actually quite similar to a virtual assistant. As a personal assistant though, you basically just cater to the needs of one particular person.
As a personal assistant, your job is to help your client do things in a timely manner. With the demand for the job, your organizational skills and more will surely be put to test.
Some of the tasks that you may be asked to do as someone’s personal assistant include:
- Scheduling Meetings and Appointments
- Scheduling Flights
- Booking Rooms
- Planning a Party
- Making Dinner Reservations
- Managing Emails or Social Media Accounts
- Ordering Gifts
- Paying Bills
- Mailing Newsletters and Packages
Again, these are just some of the tasks that a personal assistant does. What you actually do will depend on what the client requires.
Now, when it comes to how much one makes by doing the job, according to Glassdoor, personal assistants in the United States have a national average salary of $26,350 per year. But then again, how much you make will depend on your expertise and experience, and a few other factors.
As the job title implies, your job as an event planner is to plan and organize an event. It could be a birthday celebration, baptismal, functions, and other milestones in your client’s life.
As an event planner, you will be in charge of every single detail of the event including guest list, accommodations, party needs, as well as in keeping track of the cost.
Being an event organizer is a fun job. Needless to say, it is fulfilling especially when you see the look in your client’s face — a look of joy and satisfaction.
If you want to work as an event planner, apart from being organized, you have to have the ability to handle stress and be a problem-solver. Most of the time, unlikely things happen on the last minute of preparations, thus, you have to think quickly for solutions.
According to CareerBuilder, the average annual pay of an event planner is $47,300.
This type of job is perfect for people who loves history.
As an archivist, your job is to keep important documents and records organized. Apart from that, you will also have to organize digital databases — all the more if you work as a digital archivist.
In a typical world, archivists work in museums and libraries, which makes it sensible that part of their job is to help people find what they are looking for, which should be a breeze if you are as organized as you could possibly be.
But again, thanks to technological advancement, digital archiving jobs can now be done at home.
Anyway, according to Glassdoor, archivist earns an average annual salary rate of $24,960. Meanwhile, according to ZipRecruiter, digital archivists could earn between $29,000 up to $67,000 a year.
We all know that people love to travel, and we bet when things are back to normal, the travel industry will surely bounce back to how it was before.
Now, as a travel agent from home, your job is to basically handle all travel needs — from booking an airfare (or whatever form of transportation) to booking the hotel and arranging activities depending on the guest’s destination.
As a travel agent, you can work either for an agency or you can create your own.
To give you an idea, a travel agent usually make an average of $49,793 per year according to ZipRecruiter.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON ORGANIZING JOBS
So, there you have it! Please note that the list we have are just some of the many other organizing jobs you will find out there.
Have you find your match yet? What particular organizing job are you interested in?