Not every work-at-home job is lucrative. Type in work-at-home into a search engine or Craig’s list, and your inbox will fill with scams before long.
But some companies, recognizing that it makes more sense to hire workers using the kitchen-table-commute plan instead of the utility-sucking, gas-sucking, 9 to 5 workday plan, are trusting employees to do their work in their own time and space.
Some jobs, of course, make remote working easier than others. But according to Forbes magazine, the at-home career is more possible than ever before if you fall into one of these professions:
- Home-based physicians
- Medical transcriptionists
- Registered nurses
- Computer software engineers, scientists, programmers, and systems administrators
- Public relations specialists
- Writers and authors
- Graphic designers
- Postsecondary teachers
- Financial managers
- Tax preparers
Some industries have not yet caught on to the at-home trend. But I think things are moving in that direction.
A few months ago, I read a book called Why Work Sucks (Ressler and Thompson, Portfolio Penguin), and I got a kick out of reading about how the authors created a Results-Only Revolution at Best Buy headquarters. Anybody could work whenever and wherever they wanted. One of the top corporate leaders worked on the road while he followed the Dave Matthews Band around (he was a true groupie).
So if, in a few years, you see me breaking out my laptop while backpacking through Europe, don’t disturb me. I might be working.