You’ve probably seen those roadside signs stapled to telephone poles advertising big bucks for dubious work-from-home tasks.
“Hiring students! Up to $1,000 a month! Call this number!” the “snipe signs” read.
But one can only assemble so much furniture and stuff so many envelopes, and the payout is rarely what’s been promised, if anything at all.
Luckily for those without bachelor’s degrees, not every high-paying, work-from-home job you qualify for is a scam.
FlexJobs, an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, recently sifted through its listings for legitimate remote jobs that don’t require four years of college.
Each of the below positions pay more than $45,000 a year, according to median annual salary data from PayScale, and does not require a bachelor’s degree.
Web content editor
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Sample job description:Edit original content with a focus on keywords provided by clients that help them achieve higher search engine rankings. Content includes blog posts, press releases, SEO articles, and others. Freelance, remote position.
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Sample job description:Verify that the correct category keywords are present, consistently meet deadlines, and generate at least 60 word design-focused copies at 80-to-100 words each. Prior copywriting experience is required. Remote position.
Clinical research coordinator
- Thomson Reuters
Sample job description:Assist in the management of daily clinical trials operations; provide oversight of all organization, clinical, site, and vendor activities; and manage trial master files. Freelance, long-term temporary position.
Claims adjuster, examiner, or investigator
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Sample job description:Conduct inspections of loss sites, write appraisals, and issue payments. Must provide exceptional customer service. Prior related experience required. Remote position.
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Sample job description:Answer phones, prepare board materials, and other relevant job functions. Executive assistants must have stellar communication and interpersonal skills. Full-time, remote position.
Clinical administrative coordinator
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Sample job description:Complete telephone assessments with members and families, respond with appropriate coordination of care and services, share input into the plan of care with team members, and maintain documentation. Full-time, remote position.
Real estate managing broker
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Sample job description: Seek out and screen potential staff and implement team training. More than 10 years of experience and a current Managing Broker License required. Real estate industry experience preferred. Full-time, telecommuting position.
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Sample job description: Develop and execute new features for new and existing webpages, oversee updates and optimizations for WordPress plugins, and make suggestions for improving site functionality. Must have experience developing websites. Remote position.