Many retired military moms find it hard to get back out in the job field after being gone from their little ones for so long. Many don't want to do it at all but need the money. Some of the time, its impractical to do so when you're now suffering from PTSD, physical issues, or even other mental health issues. Often times, when it comes to finding civilian employment for retired military moms, many places will turn them down even if they have the right credentials because employers feel that they should have time with their families that they lost serving in the military. If this has been an issue for you or other retired military moms that you know, perhaps working at home is the best option. Here are some surprising work-from-home opportunities that will not only allow them to utilize their skills but also stay at home with their precious little ones.
- Online Content Writing- Many online sites such as Examiner.com, Huffington Post, and About.com are always looking for people that have real life military experience that they can or are willing to share. Whether it's what it was like to be out in the field, military benefits, being a veteran, or anything at all, people are interested in hearing first hand experiences. There is another aspect that many people are equally interested in, simply being a female in the military.
- Computer Programming/ Web Design- The military is like a self contained country, the have their own positions for nearly everything you can think of. This includes websites, computer programs that are very technologically advanced and highly protected. Someone does those things for the military, and if you have the training for it, you can do it easily from home too.
- Over-the-Phone Technical Advisers- If you have the skills to do the technical work yourself, and a good phone presence, then you can easily help others do these things so that their business run smoothly morning, noon, and night. Most often, you can get a position doing this for companies overseas or in the US whether its in the morning, night, or overnight to accommodate any schedule.
- Personal Chef- Do you love to cook? Did you cook for the military? It's a dream job for sure then to simply cook meals at home for clients then deliver them with instructions on how to heat or prepare them once it's time for them to eat. You're not out anything and you get to do what you love while your kiddos run around.
- Photographer- Photography is big business and if you can point and shoot to get a decent photo, then you have a career in the makings. Whether you choose to use your garage or even a blank wall in your home as a place for backdrops and props you could be set for life with a fun job that you get to do at home, in the field, or wherever your art may lead you.
- Sales- While telemarketing is not a glamorous job by any means, it's not an impossible job either. Many telemarketing opportunities are flexible and can be either inbound or outbound with flexible schedules. Often times, it's a job easier done by telecommuting so that you don't have to worry about renting office space in various areas.
- Transcription/ Translation- This sounds exactly as it is. If you can speak another language, then it's not inconceivable that you can't translate documents or video recordings from English to another language or vise versa. You already have the knowledge, why not use it?
Overall, there are more and more jobs that are going digital so that parents can work from home. Retired military moms don't have to worry about not being able to spend valuable time with their children while still being able to earn a living.