Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are in great demand these days. In fact, jobs in STEM fields are expected to grow 15% between now and 2031. With National Work From Home Day right around the corner, we thought we’d put together a nice list of some of the best STEM jobs that let you work from home. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
If you’ve ever had trouble setting up a new device, you might have spoken to a helpful tech support representative either over the phone or through a website’s chat service. Many companies are allowing tech support representatives to work from home, as long as they have a phone and an internet connection…you have those things by now, right?
To be a technical support representative, you probably won’t need a college degree as most times they’re considered to be entry-level jobs. That makes this role perfect for those who are still in college and looking to make some extra cash. The average salary of a tech support representative is around $35,000 per year.
In order for anyone to get into most STEM fields they’ll first need to obtain a degree, which is where our trusty teachers come into play. Nowadays, virtual teaching is becoming more of a thing so these types of roles will be in ever-increasing demand. As a remote math or science teacher, you’ll be required to have excellent communication and time management skills. In addition to this, you might have to prove yourself in a traditional, in-the-classroom role before you’re allowed to go fully remote.
Depending on what grade you want to teach, the requirements to be a virtual teacher will vary. For example, most schools will want to see a master’s degree if you’re teaching anywhere up to and including high school students, while colleges typically want a doctorate. Along with this, your salary could vary wildly, ranging anywhere from $60,000 to $90,000 per year.
When we think of nurses, we imagine hospitals, a fast-paced working environment, and long hours; however, as a registered nurse there are ways in which you can land a remote job as well. Some examples of remote nursing jobs are case managers, educators, research nurses, or remote triage nurses. Empathetic individuals with strong critical thinking and communication skills make great nurses.
The path to becoming a nurse will take some time, but it’s a very rewarding career for those who are passionate about it. Typically, you’ll need a bachelor’s of science in nursing, or an associate's degree in nursing along with an RN license. The average salary of a registered nurse is around $80,000 per year, but this can vary depending on factors such as your location.
Ever download a new mobile application on your phone or tablet that greatly enhanced your day-to-day experience, or perhaps helped to increase your productivity at work? If so, and you’d like to try your hand at creating something that can help others, you’d probably enjoy a career as a mobile app developer. In this role you’ll be involved in the design, testing, release, and support of user-friendly mobile apps.
If you’re interested in becoming a mobile developer, you’ll need to obtain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field. In addition to this, mobile developers are typically required to demonstrate proficient knowledge of computer languages for a variety of operating systems. As a mobile developer, you can expect to make anywhere between $75,000 and $130,000 per year.
A company’s website can be a major asset if done correctly. On the other hand, a website that isn’t very user-friendly or that is otherwise broken can cause potential customers to turn away. A good web designer understands this, and they take the time to optimize a website’s performance and the overall user experience.
When thinking of STEM roles, we might conjure up images of labs, people in white coats, and computers and other expensive-looking (and probably actually expensive) tools and machines; however, there are many jobs in the STEM world that can be done from home. If you’ve got a passion for all things STEM and you also don’t want to deal with a commute, these roles are right up your alley.