Light therapy—or phototherapy, classically referred to as heliotherapy—consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using polychromatic polarised light, lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, dichroic lamps or very bright, full-spectrum light.
The light is administered for a prescribed amount of time and, in some cases, at a specific time of day.
Plus, last year, more than 50 percent of seasonal positions transitioned into regular roles after the holidays. Hiring 186 work-from-home positions for e-commerce support of well-known retailers, a leading insurance provider, and a nationwide weight loss company.
Types of jobs: Work-from-home customer service and technical support representatives.
One common use of the term is associated with the treatment of skin disorders, chiefly psoriasis, acne vulgaris, eczema and neonatal jaundice.
Light therapy which strikes the retina of the eyes is used to treat diabetic retinopathy and also circadian rhythm disorders such as delayed sleep phase disorder and can also be used to treat seasonal affective disorder, with some support for its use also with non-seasonal psychiatric disorders.
The number of those types of jobs has jumped considerably in recent years because more holiday shopping is done online, says Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., which tracks industry hiring.
Other opportunities this time of year include work-from-home call center positions.
The therapy offers a wide range of options: UVA1 for acute AD, NB-UVB for chronic AD, and balneophototherapy have proven their efficacy over the recent past.
Most seasonal jobs don't have many special requirements beyond a high school diploma or GED, and companies usually provide training and uniforms, if needed.
Seasonal work-from-home positions typically require your own computer and headset.
Special perks: Flexible scheduling at the discretion of store managers. Hiring 27,000 seasonal workers across the country for its call centers and distribution centers that handle e-commerce for fashion brands, electronic brands, and gourmet food companies.
Types of jobs: Fulfillment associates in the distribution centers to pick, pack, and ship orders, in addition to customer service agents who cam assist customers through phone, live chat sessions, or emails.
Types of jobs: Assist customers on the selling floor, interact with customers via call centers, coordinate shipments to stores and directly to online shoppers.