10 Work-From-Home Careers by Industry

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Work-From-Home Careers by Industry

Modern technology is a beautiful thing. Thanks to internet service, computers, mobile devices, and internet conferencing software, having a remote job is more attainable than ever, especially since more companies are starting to allow employees to work remotely.

Working from home is no longer just a perk or a pipe dream but is increasingly becoming the norm.

Here are ten industries that, over the past decade or so, have been transitioning some of their positions to remote work locations.

Most of these require experience or a college degree, with the exception of a few.

So, if you have experience in any of these industries and want to work from home, these companies are worth looking into.

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Accounting and Bookkeeping: 

There’s no need to own your own accounting firm to work from home. Many companies hire accounting professionals to work from home, as these jobs can easily be done remotely.


SmartBooks hires seasoned Bookkeepers and Accounts.

If you’re a CPA wanting to work from home, then check out 1-800Accountant.

Are you retired from an accounting career, but want to work part-time from home? Then Work at Home Vintage Experts could be for you.


Banking and Finance:

Not all positions with banks involve face-to-face customer interaction such as tellers. Behind-the-scenes jobs like customer service can easily be from home.


Become a Financial Solution Agent, and help people with their credit at Progrexion, the parent company of Credit.com.

ABC Financial regularly hires Remote Customer Service Representatives.

Become a Customer Service Professional with American Express and they’ll send you equipment.


Virtual Call Centers:

These types of positions have been steadily increasing over the past decade, and include customer service, telesales, and technical support.


Start your own call center business by becoming an independent business owner with Arise.

If owning a business isn’t for you, Amazon frequently hires Customer Service Representatives.

Tech-savvy? Vivant Smart Home may be the place for you, as they frequently hire remote Technical Support Agents.

If you enjoy sales, then a job with Sales Chasers could be the career for you.



These types of positions encompass varying degrees of education and experience from having tutoring experience to holding a college degree and teaching certificates.


If you’re a math wiz, then tutoring math, chemistry, and physics with Yup might be a good fit.

If you have the experience, Walden University hires Online Instructors to teach various college subjects.

If you have a bachelor’s degree and love kids, Qkids frequently hires teachers to teach ESL to Chinese children.


Information Technology:

This is another field that is steadily growing in the way of remote jobs. Many new technology start-ups are opting to be 100% distributed, meaning they have no corporate office and all employees work remotely.


Toptal is always seeking top Developers.

Automattic, the company that developed WordPress, is always hiring Engineers and Designers.

If support is your thing MySQL hires home-based IT Support Reps.



Like banking, not all positions within the insurance industry require face-to-face customer contact, and can easily be done remotely. And even though claims representatives must do inspections, many are home-based and don’t require going to the office.


Progressive regularly hires Licensed Inbound Sales Representatives.

If you’re experienced in underwriting, AIG hires remote Underwriters.

For Claims Adjusters take a look at Kemper Insurance.



Medical transcription has actually been done remotely for years, but now there are a growing number of jobs in the medical field that are being done remotely, including coding, billing, and nursing.


Absolute Transcription hires Medical Transcribers with at least three years’ of experience.

If you have experience in coding Himagine Solutions regularly hires Medical Coders.

TruBridge may be a good fit if you’re a Medical Biller.

If you’re a Registered Nurse, you can do telehealth calls with Medtronic.


Social Media:

Many social media positions include creating content, responding to customer inquiries, and monitoring posts all of which can be with a laptop and wifi. No need to go to the office.


Alchemic-Dream hires Social Media Managers to create social media content, and monitor and respond to discussions across different social media platforms.

Appen and Lionbridge hire Social Media Evaluators.

Mod Squad Hires Mods to moderate social media forums, chat with customers and manage communities.



More airlines, cruise lines, and major hotel chains are transitioning their customer service and reservation employees away from a centralized location.


Norwegian Cruise Line regularly hires remote Reservation Agents to book cruises.

Alaska Air hires remote Reservation Agents to book flights.

Wyndham Worldwide hires remote Reservation Agents to book rooms.

If you’re an experienced professional, Travel Leaders Group hires remote Travel Agents and Corporate Travel Agents.



There is definitely no shortage of positions for freelance writers. From magazines to blogs to greeting card companies.


If you love animals and you’re good at writing, Animal Wellness Magazine hires writers to write pet-related articles.

Article Document hires writers of all levels of experience to write various content.

If you love writing poems and short stories, then check out Chicken Soup for the Soul.


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