I can't tell you how many people long for a job that allows them to make their own schedule. I would trade a 40 hour work week for a 50 hour week if it meant I could work those hours with some flexibility.Most of us just need a little room in our schedule to go to a parent teacher conference, take a kid to the orthodontist or hit the gym for a short break in the day.
Online salary and career database PayScale.com recently surveyed working Americans to find out how they rated their job's level of flexibility. AOL listed the jobs that ranked highest, along with some requirements for getting started, in case you're ready for a career change. Most requiring schooling and skill. Some of them are in extremely competitive fields. Click here for the AOL link that will take you to available jobs in each category.
People in this job reporting high flexibility: 78%
Median annual salary: $39,000
Detail-oriented? Happy amid numbers, charts and tables? Helping out a full-time accountant can be a great flexible job, with potential for growth. The work does not require an advanced degree, and a lot of the skills can be learned on the job. You'll succeed or not depending on how many errors you catch and how many columns add up right.
10. Data Analyst
If you work in a profession with flexibility, please chime in with your suggestions. If you work in any of the jobs listed above, let's hear your thoughts on how flexible they are.