With almost the entire world “social-distancing” and “self-isolating” and unemployment rates hitting record highs, there’s never been a better time to start thinking about working from home.
Luckily, despite the current doom and gloom, there are still plenty of opportunities out there for low stress, stay-at-home work. Take a look at these top jobs for stay at home moms.
While tax preparers usually only work during tax season, accountants typically have year-round work. This is a great option since you can make your own hours and earn an average annual salary of around $51,000.
As an accountant, you’ll maintain financial records, analyze financial data, and prepare important reports for individuals and/or business owners. You’ll generally need a bachelor’s degree, but this is one of the best degrees for stay at home moms.
2. Nurse Case Manager
If you have healthcare training, then you have a lot of options for flexible work. For working from home, one of the best options is becoming a nurse case manager for insurance companies or other healthcare organizations.
In general, this job also requires a bachelor’s degree and usually pays a median annual salary of over $71,900. Note that not all case manager jobs are set up to be work from home solutions, so make sure you confirm this as you’re conducting your job search.
3. Tech Support Specialist
If you enjoy the tech side of things and you have plenty of patience, then a job as a tech support specialist might be perfect for you. The educational and experience requirements will vary depending on the employer.
Some will require a bachelor’s degree, while others will accept an associate’s or even just a few computer classes. While the income you can earn will also vary, the average median income for this job is just over $49,600.
4. Writer / Editor
From freelance blogging to writing grant requests or technical reports, there are many different ways to work from home as a writer and/or editor. This job gives you the ability to work when you want, choose how much work you want to take on, and work virtually anywhere. The income will vary greatly depending on the type of writing jobs you pursue.
Do you have teaching experience? If so, consider becoming a tutor! Doing this job, you’ll work one-on-one with students to help them with specific subjects.
Tutors enjoy a great deal of flexibility. You can meet with the students in-person or remotely and can set your own hours. You’ll also be able to choose how many hours you work, scaling up or down the number of students you accept as you need.
On average, tutors earn about $21 per hour.
6. Virtual Assistant
Are you extremely organized and efficient? Do you have excellent communication skills? If so, you might love being a virtual assistant.
You generally won’t need a degree for this job, but you will need to be proficient in a variety of programs like Microsoft Office. If you have some administrative experience, this is a definite bonus.
While beginners might make as little as $2 to $3 an hour, the average median income for this career is $16.55 per hour.
7. Web Developer
Web developers generally earn a median salary of just over $68,500.
If you’re willing to go back to school, internet technology and web development are generally very good majors for stay at home moms. Not only are these jobs flexible and offer excellent earnings potential, but they’re also projected to grow significantly over the coming years.
8. Customer Service Representative
You might be surprised to learn how many big-name companies are outsourcing their customer service calls to remote workers. This is one of the most common work-from-home jobs and it’s easy to get started.
One caveat is that you’ll need to have a quiet place to work. If you have children that aren’t yet in school or dogs that bark a lot, you might find this career choice to be a major challenge.
Opening an e-commerce store is one of the easiest stay-at-home jobs. Yes, you’ll need to put some time and effort (and money) into getting your storefront set up and you’ll have to monitor your online store, but, other than that, this job requires minimal effort. This makes it perfect for busy stay at home moms who might only have a few extra hours each day.
If you have great typing skills, you might consider working as a legal or medical transcriptionist. To get started, you’ll need a certificate or an associate degree and your state may require additional licensing.
No experience is necessary, almost all employers expect to provide on-the-job training. The median salary for this job is just over $58,000.
Top Jobs for Stay at Home Moms: The Time is Now!
If you’ve been thinking about how to earn a stay at home mom salary, now is the perfect time to get started. Take another look at these top jobs for stay at home moms and decide which one you would like to pursue. Then, start taking steps to make it happen!
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