4 Surprising Jobs You Can Do Remotely
I know you will enjoy this post by Andrew Anderson with some terrific resources about remote careers.
Working remotely provides many benefits—you have no commute to worry about, you can customize your workspace according to your preferences, and you can work from anywhere. ZDNet adds that another remote work perk is that it forms better personal relationships. In fact, 8 out of 10 remote workers reported that their family relationships have improved due to spending more time at home.
While these benefits sound enticing, you may worry about the remote job options available. Fortunately, there are many remote professions available today, and it isn’t just limited to dedicated online jobs, like writing, programming, and tutoring. So, here are 4 surprising jobs at a professional level that provide people the option to work remotely:
A lawyer provides legal advice, represents a client during cases, and prepares legal documents. They meet with clients, build cases, and perform legal research. While they typically work in physical offices at law firms, they can also work from home. Atty. Brittany Tran, for example, is a remote lawyer in the Bay Area who works for a tech corporation. With her work setup, she is able to have more time for hobbies like exploring the city. A remote lawyer will attend their meetings and court cases virtually and do the rest of their work remotely.
However, they are subject to requirements that may vary per state. For instance, remote lawyers in California need a Juris Doctor degree and a passing score in the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam and the California Bar Exam. In Alabama, the same requirements apply, save for the state-specific bar exam.
Therapists help patients with mental health problems. While there are different types like family therapists and addiction counselors, they have similar duties in assessing, diagnosing, and counseling people experiencing mental distress. They are typically found in clinics but therapists can conduct their counseling sessions virtually, too. For example, Deyanira Cavazos is a telehealth therapist in Texas. She offers her services specifically to women with mental health difficulties in the state. Just remember to check your state’s requirements before proceeding.
In Colorado, an addiction online counselor must have a master’s degree, training in ethics and clinical supervision, and a passing score in the Colorado Mental Health Jurisprudence exam and the Master Addictions Counselor exam. Meanwhile, LCSWs and LFMTs in Michigan are mandated by the government to have a master’s degree in relation to their field. For example, you would need a marriage and family therapy degree to be a family therapist. Additionally, you would need to apply for a license from Michigan Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board and pass the Marital and Family Therapy Exam.
An interior designer creates a functional and visually appealing space. They do this by assessing the location and choosing suitable and cohesive materials while following safety requirements. They can work remotely so long as they are able to communicate clearly with clients. For example, luxury interior designer Margarita Bravo is a well-known name in Colorado. With her remote services, she is able to help clients within and outside of the state.
Of course, the requirements for practicing interior design remotely may also vary per location. Interior designers in New York must get a license by having an interior design degree and passing the Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination. Meanwhile, Florida requires the same process except you must be registered in the county that you plan to work in.
Librarians order, organize and help people find books in libraries. Today, modern technology has allowed them to do their duties remotely. Commonly, they manage a library’s online resources so it’s more suited for their working environment. In Idaho, there’s no state requirement for librarians. However, Virginia requires them to have a master’s in Library Science if they serve a population of over 13,000. Katie Dunneback is a remote librarian in Chicago who is also a published nonfiction and fiction author. Working remotely, she is able to run a creative planner business.
Many jobs like the above now offer remote working opportunities. Start your remote working journey by getting the necessary license for your role and acing your interview with the help of our article ‘6 Minefields to Avoid in Your Next Job Interview’.