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Looking after your family is a full time job in itself so what happens when you don’t have the option to be a stay at home mom? The majority of careers available to Working Mom’s aren’t accommodating of a busy home-life. The average working mom needs to be fully flexible and available at all times, sometimes with a just few minutes’ notice.
The traditional 9 to 5 job is notoriously structured and more often than not you’re expected to work extra hours. These extra hours include when you get home as well, rather than allowing for a healthy work-life balance.
If you don’t have family nearby who can help or aren’t able to pay childcare costs then being a working mom might seem like mission impossible. The good news is that there are careers out there that allow for flexible working so that you can set a schedule that suits you best.
Check Out 3 of the Best Careers for Working Mom’s
A stable career is often a top consideration for working moms and a career in accounting is one of the most reliable jobs out there. The great thing about a career in accounting is that there are lots of options available to you, from working part time to working for yourself or freelancing, so you can choose the option that best suits your schedule and needs. You will need a bachelor’s degree in accounting first, but if you haven’t got one already you could enroll on a part time or online course, which could fit around your home life.
2. Realtor or Appraiser
The great thing about a career as a real estate agent is that you have the flexibility to set your own schedule. Depending on the company you work for, you might be required to be available on nights and weekends, but this could work well if you have a husband or partner who works 9 to 5 or you don’t want your children in day care. Both job roles require certifications, but once you’re qualified they are careers that are extremely flexible, as well as offering competitive pay and benefits.
A career in nursing can take on many different forms and there are various options available, from working in hospitals or doctors surgeries, to providing care in a nursing home. Any position in the nursing profession will require relevant qualifications such as a RN diploma, a bachelor of science degree, or a bachelors in health information management.
There are also job roles within nursing that many people are unaware of, such as nursing administration, which deals with the paperwork and organization aspect. Alternatively, you could study an online HIM program at the University of Cincinnati to become a Health Information Manager and be responsible for the maintenance and security of patient records. The benefit of all of these options is that once you are a fully qualified nurse you can choose the type of nursing job that has the shift patterns, hours and structure that best suit your needs and requirements.
You Can Do It
These three careers might require a lot of time and effort to get there. However, you can reap the rewards in the long term with the benefit of working to a schedule that suits you as a working mom.
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life – Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™ Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the above article. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? What are you still working on accepting?
I’ve accepted that I am where I am and that’s a good thing.
2. What have you learn to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? What are you still working on to appreciate?
I have found that when I appreciate everything I’m in a good space. I need to be more mindful of my tolerance of others.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us what makes YOU most proud? Share the goals and dreams that you still have?
I’m proud of living my dream of an alternative lifestyle on a small holding surrounded by animals. My dream is to make enough time to write and paint more.
4. We all have imperfections, so we think. The truth—we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? What imperfections and quirks create who you are—your Identity?
I love peace and quiet and that’s not so easy to achieve in a world filled with people.
5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to express and appreciate all the positive traits that make you…well… YOU! Sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (we assure you!) Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my space, independence, family, friends and my pets.