Work-From-Home Occupations: Today's work-at-home jobs run the gamut. Medical transcription, billing and coding, proofreading and editing and telemarketing are just a handful of jobs that you can do. Telecommuting is also one way that more traditional employees work from home.
Scope: About one-third of persons who usually worked at home (BLS data 2005) were self-employed. Of the 7.0 million self-employed persons who worked at home, two-thirds had a home-based business. On average, self-employed persons with a home-based business worked 25 hours per week at home.
Working from home may sound ideal, but it takes a certain kind of person to handle work at home jobs. Don't expect work at home jobs in production, transportation and material moving industries. In fact, work at home jobs are more likely to be found in management, business and sales. Of course, work at home jobs can mean ''self-employed'' as well.Sources: Homeworkers.org; Bureau of Labor Statistics
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