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Legitimate Work From Home Jobs by Industry

Sorted by industry, these legitimate work from home jobs are a starting point.


Any job--work from home or not--will pay better if you have experience. So when searching for a legitimate work from home job, start with the industries in which you already have experience. Use this list of career fields to find a legitimate work from home opportunity in your line of work. Or if you feel like browsing, check out this master list of more than 200 legitimate work from home companies or narrow your search to 10 Top Telecommuting Companies.

Call Center Jobs

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Call center jobs can be either work from home (a.k.a. virtual call centers) or in an office outside the home. To get started finding a legitimate work from home call center job, first learn about pay rates and qualifications in this virtual call center jobs FAQ. If you speak more than one language, consider these bilingual call center jobs.

Data Entry Jobs

These legitimate work from home companies offer various types of data entry jobs. Some also offer office-based data entry work as well as data entry work from home. Most hire independent contractors for data entry jobs. Data entry jobs are frequently the bait in work at home scams, so check out all data entry jobs carefully and do not pay for kits or software.

Editing and Writing Jobs

Writing is an extremely versatile profession. Work from home writing jobs run the gamut from freelancing for consumer magazines to self-publishing on the Internet. Typically work-from-home writers and editors work as freelancers. However, some legitimate companies do hire telecommuting employees for writing jobs.

Financial, Accounting and Bookkeeping Jobs

Legitimate work from home jobs for accounting and financial professionals run the gamut from CPA jobs to bookkeeping to mortgage brokers. Remember that your pay should correlate with your experience, so if you're new to the field be careful of anything that promises big profits; it's likely a scam.

Insurance Jobs


Work from home jobs in the insurance industry are quite diverse ranging from underwriters and appraisers to nurse case managers and insurance agents. While many insurance companies directly hire these positions directly as work at home jobs, many companies also  have flexible options, which include telecommuting, for existing employees in other  positions.  

Media and the Arts Jobs

Many of the legitimate work from home artistic jobs found on the web are for beginners. They are good ways to pick up extra cash, build a portfolio or sharpen skills. But this list of at-home artistic jobs also includes freelance opportunities for experienced artists.

Medical Jobs

The list of medical jobs that can be performed from home is longer than you might think. In addition to the positions listed below medical billers, coders, writers and editors all may telecommute.

Online Jury Jobs

Online Jury Jobs Legitimate Work From Home Jobs

You're not going to get rich working as an online juror, but these are legimiate work from home opportunities. Find a job on an online jury and pick up some extra cash for weighing in with your opinion. Sign up up with these online jury companies. For more information about how online juries work, see this online juror FAQ.

Online Teaching

Education jobs
Online teaching jobs include a wide range of qualification and types of positions. This list includes online faculty, instructors and teaching assistants for college-level distance learning, writers of adult ed online courses, online tutors for K-12 students, foreign language teachers, course developers (college) and K-12 teachers. See more resources for finding an online teaching job.


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This list of companies hiring for home transcription jobs includes general, corporate, financial and legal transcription jobs. Medical transcription jobs are listed separately as are data entry jobs.
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