Employment: 7 Surprising Work From Home Jobs

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It’s amazing to know that Marissa Mayer can land a top seated position as the president and CEO of Yahoo! while pregnant. It's a sure fire sign of the times. Hopefully this also broadens job opportunities for moms in general who would like to continue with their professional career.

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In fact, for moms who hope to have some adaptability at the office, professional jobs that offer some type of flexibility are on the rise. As employers realize the cost benefits, such as real estate costs, general overhead costs, and less employee turn over, both small and large companies are offering more home-based jobs as well. Companies carefully hired employees by doing some background checks and screening like the ones from

According the to Telework Research Center, “40% of U.S. employees hold jobs that that could be done at home” and “72% of employees say flexible work arrangements would cause them to choose one job over another.” It’s no wonder that companies such as AT&T, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and even the IRS have had open positions.

Work-from-Home Jobs for Moms

Here are 7 open positions hiring now that might surprise you:

Residential Insurance Inspector

Willing to travel within a 45-mile radius? An exterior residential and basic commercial inspector position is waiting for you.

Workforce Management Account Executive

If you are a people person, sales and account executive positions are a great fit, like this home-based opening.

Global Product Marketing Manager

For those with a talent for executive worldwide marketing plans, this top-level position can be done in your home office.

Senior Cloud Services Engineer

Got talent in IT? One of the first fields to have the option to telecommute continues to have plenty of jobs, such as this available infrastructure architecture position.

K-5 Teacher

Teaching jobs can be hard to come by and often aren’t associated with teleworking, but now that virtual schools are on the rise, so are educational positions, like this online instruction opening.

Principal Information Security Analyst

Keep data safe from the comfort of your home with this flexible data security related issues job. Information security is also very important now, so you should certainly seek the ISO 27001 certification if you store information digitally.

Dental Liaison

Negotiate contracts with primary care dental provider and manage accounts for this network management opportunity all while making coffee in your own kitchen.

With such a variety of positions being offered in 50+ career fields, when it comes to finding a professional flexible job, The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy was right: There’s no place like home.

 Do you work from home? How did you find a job you could do in your pajamas?

Chelsea Gladden is the Director of Marketing and PR for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. To learn more about Chelsea, visit

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