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This article was developed via a partnership with BetterHelp.
Are you looking for an at-home career to get your remote life started? In 2022, remote careers are more popular and available than ever before. There’s nothing more exciting than setting up your home office and getting to control your own schedule for the first time.
If you’re looking for a career that will get you far financially, check out this list of the top-grossing at-home careers of 2022 and beyond.
You might not think “rich” when someone says, “writing career.” However, content writers are desperately needed all over the internet, and skilled content writers can make up to 60k per year just writing.
Although you may have to start out at low rates as a beginner writer, content writers are able to get promoted easily and often find high-paying opportunities as they build their client base and portfolio over time.
If you have a certain specialty or niche, you’ll likely make even more. Many people are looking for writers in the fields of construction, healthcare, mental health, self-help, and housing. Web content writing (for commercial businesses) often gains more than regular blogging. Technical writing gains even more, as it is less attractive to writers.
If you like writing, content writing might be the right career for you. Plus, you can do it from anywhere in the world at any time.
If you have a degree in psychology, being an online therapist is an excellent way to make money. Online therapists can offer traditional therapy from the comfort of their own home over video chat, cell phone appointments, or even chat messaging.
You will need to have state and federal licensing, as well as clinical hours and a master’s degree to be able to work as a therapist online, which is similar to the requirements you need to work in person. If you want to learn more about online and remote careers like this, you can check out BetterHelp here: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/careers/.
Online therapists can gain upwards of 50k per year.
Telehealth is similar to online therapy and is an excellent way for remote nurses and doctors to help their patients. With telehealth, you can offer medical advice, prescriptions, and examinations from home. You’ll likely need to video chat with your patients, and you may not be able to perform the same types of exams and appointments as you would in person.
However, telehealth medical providers tend to gain around 100,000 dollars or more, depending on their specialty, degree, and experience.
IT (information technology) is another career that desperately needs more faces in the field. You can easily do IT work from home because it’s all online/connected to your computer or device. An IT support specialist can make upwards of 60k per year.
IT specialists often have a degree in computer science or information technology. They can do a variety of things, including:
- Online chat or phone support
- Technical troubleshooting
- Web design
- Web maintenance
- SEO work
If you have experience in IT work, you can even find remote work in this field without a degree.
If you’re bilingual, now is the time to use this to your advantage in the remote work world. Many businesses and clients are looking for translators to help them translate their documents, sites, and materials as the world starts to become more and more culturally integrated.
You can also become a live translator and work with clients over video chat to help them communicate. Online translators make over 50k a year.
A transcriptionist can work from home to transcribe videos and audio recordings for a variety of clients. Legal and medical transcriptionists tend to make the most money, at almost 60k per year. If you have a knack for hearing what is being said, you may be good at this job. There are even beginner transcriptionist jobs available online if you have no experience.
With a portfolio and a good amount of experience, you can be a graphic designer for a variety of online contractors and clients. You don’t even need a degree to make money with this job. However, many bigger name brands do look for people with a degree.
Graphic design has become even more of a top-grossing career in 2022, as most companies now work online as well as in-person. As a remote graphic designer, you can earn more than 70k per year, depending on your skill set and client base.
How To Get Started
If you’re looking to get started with an online job, start by searching for remote jobs in the area you’re interested in. Put your location as the entire USA so that you can find remote jobs all over the country that are accepting candidates in any state. You may even be able to find a remote job in the US if you live remotely as an ex-pat in another country.
Freelancer sites like Upwork and Freelancer are great places to start if you are a beginner in the freelance/remote workspace or if you do not have a degree yet. Good luck on your remote work journey!