Being a mom can mean bringing all your skills to the forefront when it comes to parenting and daily life. Moms often do it all—juggling multiple tasks (and kids), coordinating schedules, budgeting, and generally organizing their family’s lives and their own.
If you’re a mom without a college degree, there are opportunities to find flexible work that uses all those skills and fits your busy lifestyle.
In fact, multitasking moms have many transferable skills—that is, skills they’ve developed in their personal lives, or in their careers, that can be transferred to great flexible jobs. Let’s face it, those organizational, leadership, and conflict-resolution talents you’ve honed as a mom can come in super handy in your career.
Of course, jobs for moms can run the gamut, traversing all industries and all levels of experiences. If you’re a mom looking for a flexible job where a college degree isn’t a requirement, there are many opportunities that may fill the bill for you. Check out these 12 options, along with their average pay rate from PayScale.
12 Best Jobs for Moms That Don’t Require a College Degree
Client services combines sales management and customer service skills. Tasks include helping clients with complex issues and identifying other areas of opportunity to help keep their business. Being a client services professional means being able to work as a liaison between the company and the client to ensure that projects run smoothly and on schedule.
Customer service workers are employed by many types of companies to serve as the direct point of contact for customers, providing them with an adequate level of service or help with their questions or concerns. Customer service representatives interact with customers to provide information and support in response to inquiries about products or services and to handle and resolve complaints. They may communicate with customers by telephone, email, chat, or mail.
Data entry professionals enter data into a computer system or into some type of secure file system and may include other types of clerical activities. It is a general requirement that data entry workers be able to read and have a fast typing speed. Data entry jobs are very telecommuting friendly as they can be done remotely from a home computer.
Graphic designers produce visual solutions for the communications needs of their clients through a variety of creative skills. Graphic designers are creative people who have a flair for what is appealing to consumers, are aware of upcoming trends, and can convert their ideas into visually pleasing images. Experience with graphic design software, such as Photoshop or InDesign, is usually required.
Tutors provide one-on-one learning support for students of all ages, from K-12 to adult learning environments. Tutors help reinforce the subject material that the student may be having trouble comprehending. Tutors are generally experts in one or more subject areas and can share their insight and different ways of looking at a subject to help the students learn more effectively.
Project managers develop requirements, budgets, and schedules for a company’s projects. They coordinate such projects from development through implementation, working with internal and external clients, vendors, consultants, and computer specialists.
If you are an active member of any type of online community or social website and you like coming up with and discussing interesting news, current events, hobbies, or other topics, social media may hold some job potential for you. Social media coordinators utilize social networking websites and communities to introduce topics or promote products and ideas online. They engage people in lively conversation and provide interesting links to articles, videos, and other media to attract website visitors to their home page or company.
Transcriptionists are part of the growing need for information processing professionals as organizations need to process large amounts of information. By converting audio files created by business and medical professionals into written text for use in secure files and records, these workers help organizations keep up with the rapid changes that are characteristic of today’s Information Age.
If you are bilingual or multilingual, working as a translator can be a great job for moms without a degree. Translators will translate information from one language to another. Fast typing skills and editing skills are often needed.
If you have a love of travel or tourism and enjoy helping people, then you may enjoy a career as a remote travel agent. Common tasks including booking airfare, hotels, and cruises, and interacting with customers.
Writers produce a wide variety of written materials delivered to an audience in a number of ways. Writers develop content using several multimedia formats for readers, listeners, or viewers. Most writers have at least a basic familiarity with technology, such as personal computers and the internet.
Virtual admins provide administrative support to companies, agencies, or even individuals, either on a freelance contract basis or as a telecommuting employee role. Virtual admins are able to perform many of the traditional back-office administrative roles that office managers, customer service managers, or sales support staff can provide.
Finding More Jobs for Moms with No Degree
FlexJobs has many more jobs for moms that don’t require a degree. Whether you’d like to work remotely, on a part-time schedule, or another type of work flexibility, we have job openings with reputable companies.
A FlexJobs membership will provide you access to the hiring companies on our site, along with instructions on how to apply to any job you find. Check out our listings that don’t require a degree!
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This is a version of an article that was originally published March 11, 2019.
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Christine Bernier Lienke, FlexJobs Senior Researcher and Writer
Christine Bernier Lienke is a staff writer at FlexJobs, the leading website for telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance job postings. On the FlexJobs blog, Christine writes about a variety of topics related to finding flexible jobs. She says that…Read More >
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