Work from home jobs exist in some surprising career fields.
Here are seven surprising jobs that let you telecommute. The list comes to us from FlexJobs.
Paralegals used to be required to work in an attorney's office.
But more jobs are moving to a telecommuting role.
2.) Sports Psychologist
Because of technology like Skype, behavior coaching and sports psychology jobs have increasingly become telecommute-appropriate
Work-from-home sports psychologists are part of wellness teams that help clients work towards weight loss and fitness goals.
3.) Travel counselor
They are hired by large hospitality and travel companies.
They help clients with booking travel arrangements, last-minute trip planning, and emergency travel issues.
Telecommuting merchandisers work out of their homes completing administrative tasks.
They then pay in-person visits to the clients in their territory.
5.) Medical Interpreter
They work with doctors and patients over the phone to interpret health questions, diagnoses, treatment options, and more.
Having a knowledge of medical terminology in different languages is necessary in order to correctly interpret a doctor's message.
6.) Nonprofit Executive Director
Working from home isn't just for lower-level positions.
Top-level jobs are embracing telecommuting, and this is especially evident in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors.
7.) Environmental Protection Specialist
The positions are offered by governmental and nonprofit agencies.
Often, organizations hire home-based environmental protection specialists in specific regions of the country where they require a presence, but don't want to open a branch office.
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