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8 Great Jobs for Working Moms

8 Great Jobs for Working Moms



By Alida Moore
 http://www.payscale.com/
 

Most working mothers want to find balance between working and spending time with their kids, but struggle to find equilibrium.

“Moms have to carefully balance work demands with home demands and having a flexible schedule makes this balancing act less precarious,” says Katie Bardaro, lead data analyst at PayScale.com, online salary database. “The ability to work part-time during school hours, take time off to watch over a sick child, or even work from home, makes for a good work-life balance.”
 
To lend a hand, PayScale compiled the following list of eight jobs, requiring varying levels of education, that possess at least one of the following ideal characteristics for working mothers: well-paying, part-time employment; a flexible schedule; the ability to work from home part-time; paid maternity leave benefits; and/or good day care benefits. These options could help you find success, both in the workplace and in spending quality time with your kids.  
 
Dental Hygienist
The ability to work part-time makes it easier to fit in soccer games and doctor’s appointments. For working mothers concerned about making ends meet, the salary potential of this job is enough to put a smile on Mom’s face, despite the fact that this job lacks the flexibility to telecommute.
Typical Median, Annual Pay: $73,800
 
Sonographer
While you can’t work from home, healthcare is a 24/7 profession, so many sonographers can enjoy a flexible or part-time schedule. Some hospitals even have onsite daycare. Maternal perk: sharing ultrasound moments with expectant moms.
Typical Median Pay: $66,200
 
Technical Writer
One common parenting skill is high attention to detail. Put your hyper-awareness to use as a technical writer, creating user manuals, online help guides, and more. Working as a freelancer or contractor could allow you to set your own hours.
Typical Median Pay: $57,100
 
Market Research Analyst
Most working mothers understand the value of a dollar. A money-savvy mind could be ideal to help marketing firms analyze consumer data and ensure companies are making the most of their marketing spend. Many professionals in this role work as contractors, allowing them to work from home.
Typical Median Pay: $56,200
  
Web Developer
With women accounting for only 20 percent of web developers, this field offers an untapped niche for working mothers. While deadlines are generally dictated by clients, you could enjoy the freedom to set your own schedule.
Typical Median Pay: $53,100
 
Elementary School Teacher
Women make up 87 percent of the teaching profession, meaning it is possible many of your coworkers are also working mothers. Aside from this built-in support system, elementary school teachers are able to keep roughly the same hours as their school-aged children. Holidays and summers off is just one perk of this rewarding career.
Typical Median Pay: $48,900
 
Daycare Teacher
Bring your kids to work! Depending on the age of your child, you could be able to do a full day’s work and still sneak peeks of your little one during the day. Many daycare facilities offer flexible hours to their teachers as well.
Typical Median Pay: $32,100
 
Source: All salary data is provided by online salary database PayScale. Salaries listed are for full-time workers with five to eight years of experience and include any bonuses, commissions or profit-sharing.
 
 
 
 

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