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Trying to decide between staying home with your kids and going back to work? You can do both! According to experts, work-from-home jobs are becoming more and more common now that all many potential employers need is someone with an internet connection and a computer.
“Right now, about 20 percent of all workers work part-time in the U.S. and by 2020, that figure is expected to rise to 40 percent,” Brie Reynolds, senior career specialist at Flexjobs told WomansDay.com. “Remote jobs are also growing, and at FlexJobs, we’ve experienced a 52 percent increase in remote listings in the last two years.”
So what sorts of jobs are best suited for busy moms? Women’s Day recently published a rundown (with links to the Remote.com job listings). It included:
Virtual Executive Assistants – Help organize meetings, manage projects, update websites and manage schedules for busy executives.
Online Tutors: Use your particular expertise to teach various subjects or tutor kids for SATs, GMATs or GREs.
Remote Faculty: Use your prior work experience to help teach those who are up and coming. Online colleges including DeVry, Walden University and Grand Canyon University are among those currently seeking faculty.
Recruiters: Help companies recruit employees and create strategies to find qualified workers.
Transcriptionists: Most of the time, no experience is necessary for these jobs that pay by the hour.
Want to know who’s else is hiring? Check out this list of 20 companies hiring for remote employees right now.
Do you work from home (or wish you could!)? Tell us in the comments below.