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Old 10-01-2012, 07:40 AM
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Maybe if you defined career, we could offer more appropriate input? I am not sure we are seeing your distinction. I know I am not. What makes one a career and one not? (That sounds almost confrontational, but it isn't meant to be. I really want to understand the question to offer my opinion and thoughts.)

My thoughts are you are thinking more MTurk and that sort of thing, perhaps? I personally am a subcontractor who works for two major companies. I work 40 hours a week on average, pay my taxes, and am the main wage earner for my family. Every new contract I get is an advancement in pay. I plan to do this for as long as those things are true. If any one of them changes, I may have to reevaluate.

When you say career, are you really meaning employee with benefits? Is that the distinction? Is it the education aspect? I continue my education every day. I am enrolled in multiple courses at the local college that help me with my chosen profession. I just am not sure what qualifies as career.

I know people who work from home doing a variety of things like CPAs, picture framers, hair dressers, customer service agents, data entry specialists, writers, daycare providers, and more. I know a lady who runs a Ghost Walk and a History Tour from her home in a funky little town. I used to know people who worked from home as home inspectors, mortgage underwriters, etc. Again, whether any of those meet your career criteria, I just don't know.
Yeah just disregard the question, I really should have considered the definition of career, I apologize. It's just it seems with general transcription, medical, cpa's, etc the opportunities seem more along the lines of being an independent contractor and building up clientele versus having a set list of employers that can hire you, so I guess that's sort of where the career question formed at but please disregard it.

I just am looking for a career that I can do from home that I don't have to fear will go extinct and that can pay my bills.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:49 AM
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I just am looking for a career that I can do from home that I don't have to fear will go extinct and that can pay my bills.

^^^ That does not exist, in reality who knows what type of technology will take over what... For all we know robots and technology will take over all jobs, but who knows. Find something that interests You because you will be more willing to pursue it, and have that drive to pursue it. A fear of the unknown will lead you no where. Good luck on your search, I hope you find something fulfilling.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:56 AM
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"I just am looking for a career that I can do from home that I don't have to fear will go extinct and that can pay my bills."

I get that. I guess it boils down to how much you need to pay your bills, how hard you want or can work for it, and what you are interested in doing long term. Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
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