Is it your dream to work at home? If so, there are literally millions of people just like you – 30 million according to Business2Community.com. It is not an exaggeration to say that most of the working class would totally love to work from their homes. This would mean no more two-hour commutes, no meaningless chat in the break room, no office politics, and no extraneous distractions. But can you really make good money working from home? The answer is quite simple – yes, you can make really, really serious money working from home. But there’s a caveat. You have to find just the right industry. And here are eight work-at-home jobs that definitely qualify.
Despite what you might believe from having watched TV programs like Boston Legal, Scandal or Law & Order, not all attorneys spend their days in court fighting for justice. There are members of the bar who simply work as advisors to those who need legal assistance. These lawyers generally focus most of their efforts on other aspects of the law and not criminal cases. This typically includes wills, tax law, and real estate law. When these lawyers make themselves available via the Internet they can reach a lot more prospective clients than if they just practiced in their home cities. Of course, you would need to be a member of the bar in the state where you intend to practice. But being an online attorney should earn you about $117,000 per year – all while working in your pajamas.
Senior Medical Writer
Here’s a writing task that demands absolute attention to detail. Senior Medical Writers review medical information and translate it into documents. They may also be required to review and edit documents that were created by colleagues and supervisors as well as proofreading for factual and typographical errors. To qualify for this job, you must have a science or medical degree. If you do qualify you should make around $110,000 a year all while sitting in your house.
This is not necessarily a job where all the work is done at home but most of the paperwork can be done wherever the engineer chooses. Environmental Engineers work in pollution reduction and prevention and are often tasked to analyze what would be the best courses of action for municipalities to take. While a lot of the work is done in the field, collecting data and doing research, these engineers usually take the information to their homes to study and write reports. Environmental engineers’ salaries are like those of Senior Medical Writers as they earn around $110,000 a year.
Senior Software Engineer — a great work at home job
Did you know that a Software Engineer at Google earns $3 million? This is according to ITWorld.com. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Senior Software Engineers can work at home on their home computers. They develop and design software, oversee programs, manage teams and troubleshoot issues. The fact is that when these people collaborate online they generally work more effectively as they don’t have to leave their workstations to meet with colleagues. Instead, they can work on their projects without interruptions. Senior Software Engineers generally earn about $100,000 a year.
Business Development Directors are typically required to find new business opportunities for their companies. They develop and implement programs designed to increase their company’s existing business and to capture new opportunities. A Business Development Director is often involved in marketing and operations planning with top executives. This includes setting objectives and identifying ways to reach these goals. An important aspect of this job is developing proposals in response to requests (RFPs). They may also deliver presentations, conduct seminars and participate in meetings with clients, vendors or advisors. Business Development Directors typically earn around $100,000 a year or more – depending on their success.
Work at home as a Research Biologist
There is one definite advantage to being a Research Biologist working from home as you’ll never be required to save a beached whale. These people typically specialize in some specific biological area such as wildlife studies or microbiology. They do research and analyze test results and then report their findings back to their companies. They are like Environmental Engineers in that they often have to go into the field to do their research. However, they can do the remainder of their work from anywhere they feel comfortable. The salary of Research Biologists is not quite as hefty as some of the other occupations on this list as they earn around $95,000 a year – and again that’s working mostly from their homes.
Quality Improvement Director
There’s hardly a company under the sun that doesn’t want to be the best it can. Quality Improvement Directors work to develop best practices related to data architecture and systems administration. To put this a simpler way, they analyze what the company is doing well and what it could do to improve. Quality Improvement Directors establish quality and reliability standards and perform raw material studies by analyzing engineering and manufacturing requirements. They establish in-process product inspection standards and standards for how finished products are disposed of by devising evaluation tests, procedures, and methods. Quality Improvement Directors tend to be natural leaders who understand on-going trends regarding safety, quality, and reliability within their industries. Those who work remotely generally earn around $100,000 a year.
Director of Clinical Regulatory Affairs
These people are responsible for developing and implementing strategies with the goal of getting approval from their company’s products by regulatory agencies. They plan and prepare strategies to assure the earliest possible approval of regulatory submissions. In addition, they manage regulatory teams and plan, schedule, and direct activities and programs through the company’s regulatory staff. A Director of Clinical Regulatory Affairs may also negotiate with exterior agencies as needed to resolve regulatory issues and expedite approvals of products and services. He or she may also be tasked to prepare responses to inquiries from regulatory authorities and to submit supplements and amendments to update information on registered products. If you can snare a position as a work from home Director of Clinical Regulatory Affairs, you should snag a salary in the nice neighborhood of $150,000 a year.
A simpler way to earn money at home
If you don’t have the pedigree necessary to land one of these jobs, here’s a video showcasing the top 10 work-at-home jobs you could get for sure and that pay $10 to $30 an hour.