We have entered into an exciting time in history during which many jobs can be converted to a work-from-home situation. Whether or not this is the right scenario for you is something you’ll have to decide for yourself. Read on to discover three unusual jobs you might be able to perform at home.
You might think of a receptionist, or a secretary, as someone who works in the front of an office. While this setup describes most modern businesses, for some, it’s possible to work for virtual answering services that take calls and answer emails for a company from a remote location. After all, you don’t need to be sitting in the same building as your boss to remind her that she has a meeting at four o’clock, right?
The popularity of English language learning in foreign countries has risen over the past few decades, and with that, the demand for more English teachers. Do you love foreign cultures but also hate travel? Do you love teaching, but your life situation makes it impossible for you to work in a local school? It’s possible to become a virtual teacher for children in China, Korea, and more countries on the other side of the world. Just be sure to look at the work hours: because of the time difference, it’s possible that you will need to hold class as early as five o’clock in the morning!
Being a virtual receptionist or teaching schoolchildren could translate nicely to remote work. Being a healthcare professional who works from his or her computer, though – that’s a different story. Or is it? With the popularity of telemedicine, especially since the COVID-19 epidemic, it’s more possible than ever to practice medicine, complete patient checkups, and even provide services like occupational therapy and speech therapy from the comfort of your home. While this may not compare to seeing patients in person, it provides service for those living in the middle of nowhere – think rural Kentucky in the middle of winter – and serves as a welcome addition to those who might not have local healthcare services or are too ill to travel.
It’s possible that remote work is not your dream job, but if it is, you might find that you’re able to do what you want from your own home. For those seeking an at-home opportunity, there is more than just boring data entry work available!