When you become a parent, and they hand you that proverbial parenting handbook (ha, ha, we wish!), they forget to tell you that Spring break will never be the same again. Sure, it’s been a few years since you were partying it up with MTV Spring Break, but if you had any notion that when your children were on Spring break from school you would be sunning and surfing your way through the week, you’re in for a rude awakening. Unlike Winter break, which tends to be universal, Spring break is a randomly assigned week off from school that doesn’t always align with your and/or your partner’s work schedules — oftentimes leaving you to fill the week with activities in an attempt to keep the kids from whining, “I’m booooored!”
Remote work certainly has come a long way from the days of data entry and transcription jobs (which are still readily available, of course!). Virtually any in-office job can now be done, well, virtually. Today we’re taking a look at some of the most surprising work-from-home jobs that would be great for moms looking for work flexibility.
So if you’re looking for a cool job that you can do remotely—one that affords you time with your family and maybe even yourself—here are 10 surprising work-from-home jobs for moms.
Yes, that’s right! You can actually be a virtual chiropractor. In this role, the full-time chiropractor is responsible for case management and clinical peer review in order to conduct utilization reviews of chiropractic services given to health insurance plan members. Medical professionals with excellent verbal and computer skills can excel in health-related work-from-home jobs.
You’re not one to brag, but your cherries jubilee is really deliciousness defined on a plate. When you work in Chef Sales, you get to combine your love of food and your people skills. You’ll get to work with restaurant clients helping them meet their needs with a variety of products and services.
For a national government agency, the marketing and outreach coordinator will develop public awareness campaigns, coordinate communications, conduct market research, and assess development of campaigns. This full-time telecommuting role does require close proximity to Washington D.C.
If you have a background in a child-related profession, education, nursing, social work, law, or psychology, this virtual job offers the opportunity to advocate for the best interests of children in juvenile and family court proceedings. As a part-time work-from-home job, you’ll be working in courts and judicial buildings throughout the county when required, but mainly working from your home office.
Gone are the days of professors and students being together in a classroom. From K-12 to the college level, schools are taking learning out of the classroom and bringing it to students all over the world. And there’s no shortage of subjects that they cover; in this particular role, PhDs and EdDs help train students in counseling education. Educators who work in an online environment have many of the same responsibilities as regular classroom professors, and all with the goal of seeing their students achieve success!
If you love fitness and physical activity, but crave the flexibility of a work-from-home job, this one’s for you! The gym can now come directly to you in the form of a fitness video blogger. The virtual position is responsible for producing fitness exercise videos for a fitness-related website. The topics are variable and this role offers a part-time schedule with flexible hours.
If you have an interest in healthcare, working as a care coordinator will give you a chance to interact with people, conduct assessments, and help in the delivery of medical and social services. People with a background in social work and nursing are a particularly good fit for this role.
You’ve watched enough episodes of Law and Order: SVU to know that trials happen in courtrooms, not home offices. But in an effort to help law firms increase revenue, virtual attorneys are taking over the legal landscape. They provide critical counsel from their home offices, while collaborating with their legal eagle coworkers utilizing a wide variety of communication tools.
Those who work in this industry create travel itineraries from start to finish for their corporate clients by working in conjunction with hotels and hospitality groups. And since almost all of their work is done over the phone, via email, and through detailed Internet research, this position can be a telecommuter’s dream job.
Supplying a full range of HR services for startups and small companies is the priority of this human resources manager. And since many of the positions being filled are for telecommuting jobs, well, it makes sense that this position be virtual, too! From onboarding to employment law and everything in between, this virtual HR role offers full benefits to the successful candidate.
No matter what industry you’re interested in, you’re sure to find a variety of surprising work-from-home jobs that will fit in with your work-life balance needs and also be exciting, too!