15 home jobs that don’t require a degree


8. Online tutor

Average salary : $ 17.50 per hour

With so many schools closed to in-person classes during the pandemic, many families have turned to online tutoring services to help their children learn. This demand has created employment opportunities for older people, many of whom already have some experience in these occupations. Among the companies that have recently recruited Tutor, which helps students prepare for their university entrance exams. Like many employers in the online tutoring industry, iTutor offers training to the workers it hires.

9. Project manager

Average salary : $ 35.40 per hour

If you have experience leading large projects from concept to completion, there are many companies that may be willing to hire you even if the job posting calls for a college degree. The digital marketing firm Counterintuition was recently looking for a project manager capable of working remotely. So was the National Career Center for Older Workers.

10. Social media coordinator

Average salary : $ 19.04 per hour

In these jobs, you take responsibility for a company’s interactions with people through its official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms. You will need experience in producing messages that are engaging, but also reflect the voice and values ​​of your employer.

11. Technical support specialist

Average salary : $ 24.95 per hour

If you have a knack for helping coworkers solve problems with laptops or other office technology, this job might interest you. Networking technology troubleshooting experience is generally a requirement for these positions.

12. Transcriptionist

Average salary : $ 17.07 per hour

These jobs require you to listen to audio recordings – of meetings, TV shows, podcasts, etc. – then grab what has been said so that people can read it later. In many cases, the hours are flexible, with workers choosing which files they want to transcribe and then getting paid when assignments are completed. Tech company Rev was one of many employers looking for remote transcriptionists.

13. Translator

Average salary : $ 21.06 per hour

If you are fluent in a language in addition to English, many employers may be looking to hire you. Your typing and editing skills will also need to be strong.

14. Travel agent

Average salary : $ 18.43 per hour

As COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to lift, many travel agencies are hiring workers to help meet customer needs. Employers typically require applicants to have some experience in the field, but a degree is rarely required.

15. Virtual assistant

Average salary : $ 19.62 per hour

This profession received a boost during the pandemic as many employers turned to short-term gig workers and freelancers when everyone was working remotely. You usually won’t need a college degree, but you should have experience using software such as, for example, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and QuickBooks.

Kenneth Terrell covers employment, age discrimination, work and occupations, careers and the federal government for the AARP. He previously worked for the Education Writers Association and American News and World Report, where he reported on government and politics, business, education, science and technology, and lifestyle news.

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