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6 Legit Work-From-Home Jobs That Actually Pay Well

Remote work has opened the eyes of employers and employees to the benefits of working from home.

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Gone are the days where you have to trudge through a long commute to an office or spend time relocating to a city across the country for your dream job. Remote work has always existed but it has greatly exploded because of the Coronavirus pandemic forcing non-essential workers to perform their employment duties from the comfort of their homes. This gigantic transition to remote work has opened the eyes of employers and employees to the benefits of working from home.

Many companies are making plans to continue remote working past the need to socially distance because employees enjoy the flexible lifestyle where they have the freedom to travel, spend more time with family, and work without constant supervision. Employees are enjoying working from home to the extent that twenty-nine percent of 1,022 working professionals rather quit their jobs than return to in-person work, according to LiveCareer's survey. That's a lot of people

If you relate to the professionals who choose to opt-out of in-person employment completely, it's important to know the jobs and industries that offer the most opportunity. According to FlexJobs, the #1 job search website for remote work, for the last several years the computer/IT and healthcare industries are leaders in remote work opportunities, but project management, sales, and the financial industry have a lot of opportunities as well. The remote work industries that have grown by at least 25 percent from March 2020 to December 2020 are within marketing, administration, customer service, financial services, writing, and HR recruiting.

1. Customer Service Representative

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Are you the type of person who enjoys socializing and helping people? You could put those people skills to work as a customer service representative. Representatives are expected to assist clients or customers with their questions, payments, orders, and a variety of other needs using e-mail, phone, chatbox, and social media platforms. You don't even need a college degree for this line of work, as long as you have a high school diploma you're qualified for most positions. Payscale reports customer service representatives as making $38,807 on average.

2. Nurse

We're living in different times, nowadays you don't even have to drive to see a medical profession. The intersection of health and tech has opened doors for medical professionals to provide services to patients without physically being near them. Remote nursing jobs require potential employees to have nurse licensure and typically involve video conferencing or audio calling patients to provide advice and answer questions. According to payscale, the average nurse makes $64,618 on average.

3. Web Developer

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If you have the necessary coding and design skills to be a web developer, then this could be a lucrative work-from-home option for you. Some web developers have certifications and collegiate education, but some developers have taught themselves programming, scripting, and markup languages (HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, or XML). According to Payscale, web developers make $59,578 on average.

4. Editor

Flex your creative and grammar muscles with a career as an editor. Many editor positions require an educational background in media, English, journalism, marketing, or experience in the field they're writing about. According to Payscale, editors make $52,422 on average.

5. Teacher/Instructor/Tutor

A lot of the same subjects that can be taught offline can be taught virtually as well. Instructors, tutors, and teachers can use their skill set to virtually teach individuals or groups of students. There are so many opportunities to teach because you can teach students across the globe. According to Payscale, teachers make $45,938 on average.

6. Data Analyst

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There are such large sets of data, just waiting to be analyzed. Data analysts help companies make informed business decisions through data analysis. This is a great work-from-home option for someone who gets a kick out of tackling problems. According to Payscale, data scientists make $60,530.

Remember these are just a few remote work options out of a lot of other remote roles. If none of these popular work-from-home positions resonate with you, do a bit of research to find the ones that match your wants and needs.

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