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You’ve just welcomed your first bundle of joy into the world. You’re taking in this moment knowing that in a few weeks, you’ll have to return to work. Except, there’s no way you’ll be able to return to your previous job and have time to take care of your baby too.
The hours are too long and you can’t afford daycare. So, it’s time to go back out into the job market to try and find something new. Don’t worry, there are plenty of mom careers that you’ll be more than qualified for.
Careers that will allow you to work from home or make your own schedule and need someone like you. A mom who can work well under pressure and knows how to multitask. Check out this guide for a full list of jobs.
1. Customer Service Representative
Being a customer service representative doesn’t always equate to having an ever-changing schedule in a retail store. There are some jobs that you can take in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, a headset, and a quiet room.
You’ll partner up with a company or in some cases, several companies to take customer questions and complaints. This job needs someone who is good at communicating with others and can keep their cool when a call with a customer starts to go south.
2. Editor or Writer
Writing is a job that you can take pretty much anywhere so it provides a ton of flexibility for the work at home mom. Most people make their debut as a general content writer but there are a lot of jobs within the writing field that you can choose from.
You could become a ghostwriter for songwriters and speech givers. Write a novel and self-publish. Dip your toes into SEO or write your own blog.
You’ll need strong English, editing, and research skills in order to make it big as a writer or editor. You’ve also got to be a little perseverant.
Most writing and editing gigs are temporary. Once you finish one job you’ll have to start looking for another.
As a transcriber, you’ll log into a database and choose from a list of audio files. You’ll listen to these files and type them out as you hear them. There may also be some written assignments for you to look over and correct as well.
It’s a job that you can do at any point during your day when you have a little spare time. Transcribe at the table while you’re waiting on dinner to cook or when you finally get the kids to lay down for a nap. All you need is your computer and some serious typing speed to get the job done.
Any job in the medical field is going to come with a hectic schedule that may not fit with daycare. Even so, the medical profession makes good careers for moms on a personality level. They take empathy.
Like when you’re helping your child work through a problem when they’re hurt or upset. Medical jobs are also high paying and always in high demand so it makes supporting your baby a little bit easier.
There are many jobs that you have to choose from. You could stay on the administrative side of things and stick to making appointments and taking money. You could get a POCUS ultrasound certification and work as a technician.
Depending on what kind of artist you want to be, you may have to get an art degree before you get started but it does make a great career for a stay at home mom. You can illustrate book covers or paint a masterpiece.
If you’re crafty, you can make your own jewelry and sell it on Etsy. You can take commissions on your artwork and earn a decent chunk of change.
6. Teacher or Tutor
Schools are always in demand for experienced individuals who have been called to teach. Since you already have experience with your own children, being a preschool teacher may work for you. It’s not a bad idea if you can’t afford daycare since you’ll have weekends and holidays off and your schedule will probably match up to your child’s schedule.
If you need to go the work from home route, that’s an option too. There are opportunities out there that will allow you to instruct students through video chat a few times a week.
Realtors can work some crazy hours but they get to pick their own schedule most of the time. It makes it easy to work your mom life around your work life.
In order to help your clients buy, rent, and sell properties, you’ve got to have a little bit of knowledge in the housing department. This being said, most states require all realtors to have a license before they begin working.
8. In-Home Daycare
You’re already watching your own child, why not watch a few others while you’re at it? Whether this means you run a daycare for a bunch of children at once or take on two or three is up to you.
Either way, most parents want their nanny to know CPR and have a little bit of first aid training before they’ll trust them with their kids.
Translating from home works sort of like being a transcriber. You’ll be given a set of audio and written files to work with. The difference is instead of writing down what’s in the audio file or making corrections, you’ll be translating the message from another language.
You can work with a company to do this job physically or if your child’s schedule makes that impossible, work from home.
Mom Careers That You Should Pursue
Working while having a child can be rough. You need a job that can work with your child’s schedule. Lucky for you, there are plenty of mom careers that are suited for an empathetic person who has the ability to remain cool and multitask.
So, what are you waiting for? Fill out your resume and get started looking for your new career today.
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