SLIDESHOW: Best Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms
- 1. Virtual Assistant
Average Annual Salary: $50,000
There are a plethora of opportunities for would-be virtual assistants. Opportunities may range from bookkeeper to executive assistant to graphic designer. The key is to find your area of specialty and to brand yourself as the best. Also beware of scams. To find out if a company is legit check their status on the Better Business Bureau and look out for online reviews by current and past employees on sites like Glassdoor.com.
- 2. Online Community Manager
Average Annual Salary: $55,000
About five years ago, the role of online community manager was virtually unheard of. Today it's a sought-after job. These roles are either full-time or part-time making it a good option for a working mother. It's an ideal position for those with a marketing and communications background, and, of course, those who are social media savvy.
- 3. Financial Planner
Average Annual Salary: $75,000
A financial planner analyzes a client's financial status, develops a financial plan based on analysis of data, and discusses financial options with client. In order to do well in this industry you should have an aptitude for math and have excellent people skills.
- 4. Information Technology (IT) Consultant
Average Annual Salary: $72,000
The word 'consultant' could just be a code word for willing to telecommute. As an IT consultant part of your responsibilities could see you setting up a VPN, designing, testing, installing and monitoring new systems.
- 5. Credit Analyst
Average Annual Salary: $71,000
A credit analyst is responsible for analyzing credit data and financial statements to determine whether or not a candidate is a good or bad credit risk. They also verify income information with a candidate's employer over the phone.
- 6. Information Technology (IT) Business Analyst
Average Annual Salary: $60,000
The need for IT business analytics skills is expected to grow within the next 12 months. Unlike other IT jobs, business analysts are directly assigned to business units. They are expected to help the business side navigate multiple types of technology and solve those business challenges. In addition, they are often considered the ideal source of IT expertise within an organization and are typically expected to have strong communication and social skills, an area where most women naturally excel.
- 7. Software Developer
Average Annual Salary: $100,000
Most software developers are not micro-managed which makes it suitable for an at home office. In this role you'll spend your days researching, designing, and developing software. Plus, as you advance in your career you'll have a lot of free time to do other things, like working on architecture or writing a book. If making a lot of money is important to you then this line of work could provide you with many other payment options beyond a straight salary, such as stock options. If you're not good at math or analytical thinking you should stay away from this career.