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11 work-from-home jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree

Abigail Hess

Almost a quarter of working Americans spend some time working from home. But according to the American Time Use Survey, working from home is a perk mostly reserved for the college-educated. In 2017, just 12 percent of workers with a high school degree did some work from home, while 46 percent of those with an advanced degree occasionally telecommuted.

But there are still thousands of high-quality opportunities for remote workers who have a high school diploma or who are in the process of earning an advanced degree. According to remote job site, Remote.co, opportunities like these often require specialized experience, non-degree certifications and foreign language skills.

Not only do these fully remote opportunities not require an advanced degree, they also pay more than many other opportunities for workers without a college degree. The median weekly earnings for an American worker with a high school diploma is $712, according to the BLS, or about $37,024 a year. All of the opportunities highlighted here offer higher wages.


The jobs listed here are currently posted on Remote.co, and average salary data for each job is from PayScale. Here are 11 work-from-home jobs for people who don't have a college degree:

Associate campaign director

Average salary: $53,181

Job description: "An instinct for spotting 'breakout campaigns' and two to five years in advocacy, communications or a related campaign field are top requirements."

Content project manager

Average salary: $56,232

Job description: "The successful candidate for this remote position will have at least five years of experience as a project manager and top-notch communication skills."

Customer account specialist

Average salary: $43,085

Job description: "The customer account specialist will help customers via inbound calls or chat, identify client needs, achieve upselling goals and diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues."

Full stack web developer

Average salary: $58,201

Job description: "Solid programming skills and at least three years of experience are top priorities for this work-from-home job."

HTML/CSS specialist

Average salary: $49,864

Job description: "The 'must-haves' for this full-time remote job include experience in UX technologies, great communication skills and past remote work experience."

Inside sales/Account executive

Average salary: $50,978

Job description: "The employer emphasizes three to five years in a related field, a persuasive personality and a desire to succeed in sales for this remote opportunity."

Marketing communications designer

Average salary: $50,444

Job description: "A minimum of four years working in internal marketing organizations or ad agencies is a top requirement to qualify for this fast-paced remote job."


Podcaster

Average salary: $43,702

Job description: "As a podcaster, you'll need up-to-date, reliable audio and video recording equipment and experience in any number of fields like technology, entrepreneurship and online marketing."

Sales development representative

Average salary: $42,986

Job description: "The sales development rep will qualify and distribute monthly inbound sales leads, track an inbound web forms queue and re-engage lapsed leads. Position requires an entry-level understanding of financial markets."

Senior website developer

Average salary: $86,555

Job description: "To qualify for this remote position, you'll need a portfolio demonstrating your prior work and experience with a variety of programming technologies."

Walk manager

Average salary: $53,993

Job description: "At minimum, you'll need five to seven years of nonprofit work experience, proven ability to meet revenue targets and demonstrated communications skills to perform this remote branding/marketing job."

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