Top Ten Jobs for Stay at Home Moms
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Top Ten Jobs For Moms Summary

Below are the top jobs for moms who need a career that can fit their lifestyle.

Bookkeeper / Accountant

Bookkeeping, accounting, payroll processing, invoicing, data entry, billing, and a host of other financial activities can be accomplished from a home computer.

  • Degree required: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration.
  • Earnings: $15 – $125/hr


Newspapers, magazines, web sites, and an ever-increasing cadre of marketing and sales organizations use at-home writers to fill their pages with new and inspiring content geared toward getting readers to take action

  • Degree required: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field with emphasis on producing narrative.
  • Earnings: $10 – $50/hr


Taking knowledge gained in college and experience gleaned from the field, consultants can work from home now much more easily.

  • Degree required: Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in any field.
  • Earnings: $75 – $200/hr


Whether working as an on-line college instructor using a web-cam or as a tutor for students, teaching has found a solid foundation on the internet.

  • Degree required: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education (Primary, Secondary, or Post-Secondary) or specialization in any school subject (Mathematics, Science, History, Social Studies, Languages, etc.).
  • Earnings: $15 -$65/hr

Website Design

Websites are crammed with employment opportunities for college-educated graphic designers who can create, edit, and customize all types of web-based advertising, marketing, information resources, and customer service activities.

  • Degree required: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in Graphic Design, Digital Design, Web Design, New Media, Game Software, Visual Communication, Digital Cinematography, Computer Animation.
  • Earnings: $25 – $175/hr

IT Technical Support

Many companies providing proprietary software and hardware rely on home-based technicians who can speak with clients and go online to help resolve operating problems with remote software and hardware.

  • Degree required: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in IT Technical Support, IT Repair, Cisco Systems Networking, Microsoft Networking Systems, Computer Programming, Unix Language, Computer Science, Database Administration, LAN Technology, Electrical Engineering, Operating Systems Engineering.
  • Earnings: $35 – $125/hr

Virtual Assistant

More and more companies, law firms, doctor’s offices, non-profit organizations, and others have needs for part-time and full-time virtual assistants.

  • Degree required: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in Paralegal Studies, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Medical Office Systems, Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing.
  • Earnings: $15 – $55/hr

Remote Programming

Computer programmers and software engineers have long known they can work at home just as well as in an office environment. With the capabilities of the internet to support their efforts, they can create or repair software, write lines of code, diagnose operating problems and provide service as though being on-site.

  • Degree required: Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Programming, Operating Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Unix Language, PLC Design and Programming, Computer Science.
  • Earnings: $35 – $175/hr

Drafting / Architectural Design

CAD/CAM and other construction software programs have evolved to the point that a trained draftsperson can create, modify, and even print out large-format drawings at home.

  • Degree required: Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CAD/CAM Applications, Structural Design, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Design and Construction.
  • Earnings: $40 – $250/hr


Being an actuary is no longer just the domain of insurance companies. All kinds of organizations utilize actuaries for understanding raw data, defining current trends or determining future projections. Government, non-profit, political, environmental and private groups employ actuaries for both short and long-term projects.

  • Degree required: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance plus professional licensing from either the Society of Actuaries (SOA) or Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).
  • Earnings: $75 – $195/hr

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