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3 Exciting Work from Home Career Options

Everyone who works a fast paced nine to five job will give anything up to stay at home all day, and if necessary, work from home. The allure of staying in bed late, working on your laptop while still in your pajamas and choosing to put your feet up on the table while speaking over the phone is too hard to resist. But sometimes, being home can be boring, stifling and annoying. For those who love meeting new people, creating new life experiences outside or outdoors and separating home from work, working from home can be a nightmare. But in some cases, working from home can be a real life saver! We’re talking about those moments when you may have to temporarily stay home due to an illness, injury or to provide care for another sick/injured/young family member.


I’m sure there are a lot of exciting work from home options already out there. There are many clever, talented and resourceful people who create their own opportunities, by buying and re-selling products and services, or making their own. If you are looking for a more steady option, however, something that involves minimal risk and investment from your end, and a chance to be a part of a bigger system, there are work from home opportunities in the healthcare industry that can still be a lot of fun.

MT: Medical transcription is the art of converting recordings made by healthcare professionals into reports, documents and other written correspondence pieces that can be filed away under the patient’s record. It’s fun for those people who love putting together pieces of information that may be sparse or disconnected and connecting it all together in one completely correct, proofed, edited and referenced document. These days, it’s not uncommon to find even MTs use voice recognition software. Does this mean that being an MT is now obsolete? Absolutely not. Software cannot make intuitive, non- obvious deductions especially if information is lacking. It cannot edit proof or reference on its own. And it cannot make changes and corrections based on knowledge or training. Most MTs will need at least vocational training in order to work at this job.

MB&C: Medical Billing & Coding requires you to review patient medical records and assign codes to the tests, treatments, diagnoses, and procedures performed so the facility can bill insurance and other third-party payers (such as Medicare or Medicaid) as well as the patient. You can be either an inpatient or outpatient coder, but you may need some medical billing and coding training in order to be AHIMA approved.

AA: As an administrative assistant, you won’t necessarily have to work in the healthcare industry, but it’s a great option for those who want to provide offsite customer service or administrative assistance to a larger network, organization or group of companies. There are many job portals online where you can make some money providing desk support with a PC and a land line connection. You may not always need administrative assistant training, but if you’ve never had the practice or exposure to the inside of an office before, getting some training will bode well for you. Vocational schools also host such training programs.

Vocational training, as it’s commonly called, prepares you for a career that is trade or craft oriented, imparting practical advice that helps develop expertise in a specific vocation or occupation. Several schools have begun to use the vocational education model, teaching procedural knowledge and paying emphasis on apprentice-style learning rather than theory-based or concept-based courses. It’s a great option for work from home jobs that require basic level skills, and is quite affordable. So if you’re looking to have more fun while working from home, check out the options we’ve covered and let us know if they’ve helped!

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About Author:

Nancy is a 36-year old stay at home mom of two. She worked as a medical assistant for five years before taking a break to be with her children. Her experience as a medical assistant gave her valuable insights in to the medical transcription industry, which she likes to share with others through her writing. Medical transcription training often finds mention in her writings. Being an SAHM, Nancy is a huge exponent of vocational training programs that provide women like her the power to be their own boss.  Her other interests include gardening and baking. She stays with her husband and two daughters.

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14 Responses so far.

  1. Now, mom have more options to work from home. And I believe that your article will entice more moms to start making money from home. They can earn money while they take care of their children and maintain her house.

    Thanks for sharing this great article. You know the topic very well. I am seeing it.

  2. Paul says:

    Work from home can definitely be a great relief to those who love working from home.But sometimes it can be boring and annoying especially to those who are not used to staying indoors much.Finding a work from home isn’t that easy. It’s going to take some hard work and research to find a legitimate job. So its very important to review the types of work at home jobs that are available,along with job listings.

  3. Gina Sietz says:

    Since I’m currently pregnant, and expecting my first child, I’ve often thought about alternate routes that would possibly allow me to stay home, and work at least part time. Even though the options you have given require some additional training…this is a great place for me to start! And coming from a SAHM…perfect! Thank you!

  4. This post is quite helpful since there are very many people who seek different opportunities to make money from home. With the right online payment service systems, one can make adequate money from the careers stated above. Personally I have a business writing services company online that helps attain adequate income.

  5. James says:

    There are many benefits of working from home.Work form home saves alot of transportation cost and it could also lower the office expenses ie fewer coffee to provide, less paper clips to stock, lesser phone calls to pay and so on.There are also many personal benefits of working from home.Thanks for sharing this wonderful article.Looking forward to read more articles.

  6. Joseph says:

    Thanks for sharing this great article.Work from home is quite exciting and it is always better because in this way we can remove quality time with our family and friends and work according to our own convenience.Also it can save some transportation cost and it will definitely boost our productivity.

  7. James says:

    Work from home is so interesting and no need to be under the control of your boss.This gives you the freedom to work at your own pace but it is a big responsibility to be self employed.Also there are many risks involved if the business does not work and so it is very important to find a legitimate job which is worth doing from home.Also if the job is appropriate and can be done from home then a lot of time can be spent with our family and we can work as we desire at our best suitable time.

  8. Victoria says:

    There are pros and cons for working at home.The best part about working at home is that we can work according to our flexibility and we can work at our own pace.Also we can save some transportation cost and devote that extra time to our loved ones at home.Work from home is definitely interesting but sometimes it can make a person feel lonely and bored sitting indoors especially to those who are not comfortable sitting behind close doors.

  9. Nicol says:

    Great post.I was always considering the option of working from home and after reading this article I have definitely got some insight about the job which i can start by myself.I always love sitting indoors than traveling outside and so it would be worth for me to consider this options.

  10. This blog helped me choose the type of business I want to start thanks will be back to see more of your work

  11. Work from home can definitely be a great relief to those who love working from home.But sometimes it can be boring and annoying especially to those who are not used to staying indoors much.Finding a work from home isn’t that easy. It’s going to take some hard work and research to find a legitimate job.

  12. I quit my job to embark on my academic writing job at home. For all the four years i had been in formal employment i felt unsatisfied and hardly had time for my family. Now i feel so contented working from the comfort of my home and my family is happy to have me around all the time. I agree with 8:13 am above that working from home can be a fulfilling experience and all one need is patience, time and commitment.

    Thank you Peter for the amazing insights!

  13. I definitely agree working from home is one of the most fulfilling things especially for women. This is the only time i get to bond my with kids and look after them. However, it requires discipline to pull through. Thanks for sharing.

  14. It is definitely great to be able to work at home, as work-life balance is one of the most important things to me. But on the flip side, it definitely requires a lot of self discipline to make sure that you get up every day and make sure you get done what you need to get done when no one is there to push you. So make sure you choose something you’re passionate about!

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