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So you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad who wants – or perhaps needs – to bring in a paycheck. Great! A variety of factors have made flexible jobs and careers that cater to adults with families a reality. The ubiquity of the Internet, the skyrocketing popularity of social media, the ease of telecommuting, and the critical need for certain healthcare and technology professionals means that stay-at-home parents can work and take care of their children. But which occupations are best suited to this lifestyle?
Here are four in-demand careers that are ideal for working moms and dads:
1. Internet Marketing Jobs
A field that barely existed 10 years ago, Internet marketing is now widely seen as the cutting-edge career in sales and advertising. In addition to basic marketing skills and Internet competency, knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) and social media is essential for success in this occupation.
Many Internet marketing professionals are freelance SEO/SEM specialists, a job that allows you to work from home and set your own hours. If you choose to become a regular full-time employee of a company you may still have the option to telecommute, since almost all of your work can be completed online.
A graduate certificate in Internet marketing , which takes about 6-12 months to complete, is the standard education required to enter this field. However, more colleges and universities are now offering specialized bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Internet marketing, which goes to show how popular the profession is becoming.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 estimates that overall job growth for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers will increase by 13% through 2018.* The BLS does not currently maintain specific data for Internet marketing professionals, though this is likely to change as the occupation gains prominence.