Let’s face it, working in your pj’s, un-showered, and from home is really a career of choice for many, and a major change throughout this pandemic that has really changed the way most businesses do business. Still, several months after the lock down has lifted, many refer to work from home. Not that this is a new idea or anything, as this has been a career trend for years, and only has grown more recently.
In fact, so many of my own clients prefer to look for an occupation that allows them to work strictly from home. And to be honest, there are more and more opportunities for this type of work. Like all jobs, there are things that you won’t like. There is no perfect job. If there was, everyone would be doing it. But more and more business is creating work-from-home positions because it even benefits them!
In an article, Remote Work Statistics: Navigating the New Normal, By Emily Courtney; she indicates some amazing work-from-home careers that we all could get used to! She indicates that the work environment has changed. “The work landscape has changed dramatically. And with that, so too has the perception of remote work as the benefits for employers and employees alike have come to light.”
“Having a choice of work environment and location is now a key factor for many job seekers when searching for a better work-life balance and evaluating new career opportunities.”
The article mentioned a Gartner survey of company leaders that found that “80% plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time after the pandemic, and 47% will allow employees to work from home full-time. In a PwC survey of 669 CEOs, 78% agree that remote collaboration is here to stay for the long-term.”
I never thought I would see the day where employers would work more toward remote work attracting and retaining talent. In fact, a FlexJobs survey mentioned that “65% of respondents report wanting to be full-time remote employees post-pandemic, and 31% want a hybrid remote work environment—that’s 96% who desire some form of remote work.”
This is the amazing part…27% of workers say that working from home is so important to them that they are willing to take a 10% or even 20% pay cut just to do that! In fact, 81% said they would be more loyal to their employers if they had the chance to work from home. In fact, this positive is not lost on employers either. There are so many more benefits that FlexJobs presses on with. Check it out here.
But, forfun, I gathered a quick list of some legit work-from-home careers that you ight be interested in!
Check this out…and you can thank LAUREEN MILES BRUNELLI at thebalancecareers for this list! It is important to really know and understand what it takes and what it is like to work from home. Like I said, if there was a perfect job out there, everyone would be doing it. So even though there are jobs available, it is important to ho0ne in on your experience and find work-from-home jobs where you have experience and/or education in.
But let’s check out a few shall we? Each of these has a link to ONETONLINE.ORG and BLS.GOV.
As remote work grows and businesses move to this, these types of jobs, in a myriad of services will grow extensively. Especially if you have a knack for customer service/telemarketing work, and if you speak more than 1 language!
Many of these types of jobs include jobs like freelancing for consumer magazines, blogging, crowdsourcing, and editing jobs. Most writers who work from home are Freelancers.
Most transcription jobs really require some lengthy experience, along with education. But the education you receive in this field is specific enough that you have a great chance to landing a job like this. The areas of expertise include corporate, financial, legal, and medical transcription. Mybalancecareers.com indicates that there are a lot of false job listings for this industry, so be sure to look for warning signs of a scam.
Data entry involves a lot of different jobs, but they usually include inputting data into a company’s system. Most legitimate companies hiring for this type of work hire people as independent contractors and not full-time employees.
The insurance industry utilizes a lot of telecommuters for work like underwriters, appraisers, case managers, insurance agents, as well as positions in IT and project management. While many insurance companies hire these positions directly as work-from-home jobs, others may offer flexible options for existing employees or part-time telecommuting.
When you think of Medical, you might not think about work from home jobs. But surprisingly, jobs are available and much needed. Jobs in the medical field such as medical coding, medical billing and virtual nursing are all jobs available throughout the country. Even some pharmacists have been able to work from home, reviewing prescriptions, insurance claims and virtually dispensing medication.
Aside from the obvious online teaching for schools, there are a growing number of private companies looking to hire full time, part time ad contract educators and counselors, looking to fulfill their positions. Most of these work remotely and deal with classes or people in a virtual world. Experience education and the higher the degree the better.
Financial, Accounting, and Bookkeeping
Legitimate work-from-home jobs for accounting and financial professionals include certified public accountants (CPA), bookkeepers, and mortgage brokers.
Many media, marketing, and advertising companies rely on freelance artists for photography, graphic design work, illustrations, and more. So much is being invested in this field. You’re background and experience here is truly important. The more creative you are, the better! What’s more, social media and online companies are increasing their bottom line to hire more of you.
Enough said. 😊
This is just a small list for now. Please though, remember to understand the environment and what it takes to work from home Not that I am discouraging you from doing it, I just want you to conduct your own research and make smart decisions. More to come in a future post regarding what it is like and what it takes to work from home.
Keith is a Career Consultant, and for the past 16 years has worked throughout higher education, and working with people, young and old in helping them become better professional versions of themselves. He has successfully given people better opportunities they never thought possible. Visit him at www.thecareerdude.com.