Best jobs for parents returning to work – Top 20

Well, the way I see it is “best jobs for people over 30” — and that’s where I am definitely.  Anyway, Business 2.0 Mag has some great lists that I like to read…unfortunately, I have to go through some slide show and see a bunch of advertising to read through them.  So, I kind of truncated it a bit here & since I’m not profiting on the resale of the information, I’m thinking it’s o.k.  If not, please tell me so Business 2.0.  Plus, I’m placing a link here to their article so they can benefit from “free”, yes, do I say it, “free referral traffic.”  I’m like an unpaid affiliate of the dang site.  Plus, I spout off a bunch about how I like reading them.  I’m also a “Publicist for free” for them as well. 

Anyway, this list was pretty good…or at least I felt like I could do almost 2/3’s of them….so hopefully, I have some job security moving forward — given that ageism doesn’t have any part into my career for a bit. 

Actually, a quick side note, but it will be interesting to see how it plays out moving forward with content & how it’s used on the Internet.  I mean, there’s blogs, there’s publishers for money out there, there’s almost anything.  So, what constitutes “use of content” illegally?  Saying almost anything because it’s probably said out there somewhere on the Internet.  I mean, I’ll do a search on this phrase in google.com starting here –> “What’s illegal to copy in terms of content?”

I get 1,550,000 results and this result first: http://www.cryptome.org/jg-wwwcp.htm  So, am I violating this guy’s copyright?  Actually, it looks like he’s violating someone else’s copyright … and so on.  It’s really a really crazy world as far as content is moving forward. 

 Anyway, getting back to list, here it is: 

 For parents returning to work – top 20 jobs
Research by Money Magazine and Salary.com: You traded working lunches for PTA meetings and PB&Js. Now you want a challenging job that can bend to make room for family life.
By Carolyn Bigda, Jennifer Merritt and Donna Rosato
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/moneymag/0703/gallery.bestjobs_parents.moneymag/3.html
Executive Recruiter
5 tips for parents returning to work
Full report at Salary.com

You control your schedule; résumé reviews, even interviews, can be done after the kids are in bed. Accolades are typically based on performance,not face time. Recruit in your pre-break field and you can ramp up quickly.
Median Pay: $77,000 
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than: $49,700  $49,700 
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than: $98,500  $105,600 
10-year Job Growth: 30%  
Growth in Jobs 55,407
Total openings 83,279
Career Description
Screens, interviews, and recommends prospective employees for employment in executive or senior management positions. Works with executive search firms or other placement agencies to develop and maintain a highly qualified candidate pool. Extends offers of employment to successful candidates. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.
Education/Experience
May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

NonProfit Manager
5 tips for parents returning to work
Full report at Salary.com

If you know how to manage a household, rally a room fullof parents and make things happen on a shoestring budget, this job’s for you. As a volunteer coordinator or project manager, you’ll deal with people and event planning; at higher levels, you’ll plan and direct initiatives as well as manage staff.
Median Pay: $55,100 
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than: $35,200  $35,200 
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than: $89,400  $98,200 
10-year Job Growth: 20% to 27%  
Growth in Jobs 31,859 to 242,447
Total openings 58,319 to 295,122

Sales Representative
5 tips for parents returning to work
Full report at Salary.com

Many sales jobs offer the ultimate in flexibility, from work at home to sales calls clustered over a limited number of days. You don’t even need to leave home to sell products like Pampered Chef or clothing line Etcetera. You might work on commission, but a base pay is common.
Median Pay: $62,500 
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than: $38,500  $41,700 
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than: $71,800  $90,700 
10-year Job Growth: 14%  
Growth in Jobs 57,053
Total openings 161,407
Career Description
Develops new prospects and interacts with existing customers to increase sales of an organization’s products and/or services. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Education/Experience
Requires a minimum of an associate’s degree or its equivalent with 1-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Marketing Analyst
5 tips for parents returning to work
Full report at Salary.com

You’ll prepare and evaluate marketing strategies for a product or product line. The M.B.A. types might managethe brand, but you’ll be close to the customer, especially if you pick a field that caters to, well, people like you. Find a company that specializes in project work and set your own hours.
Median Pay: $56,900 
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than: $41,500  $43,000 
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than: $75,700  $77,600 
10-year Job Growth: 20%  
Growth in Jobs 37,143
Total openings 86,356
Career Description
Prepares marketing strategies and programs for a product or product line. Evaluates product performance to help develop and update company goals and objectives. Advises sales team on any relevant product concerns. Recommends changes to current product development procedures based on market research and new trends. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor.
Education/Experience
May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Accountant
5 tips for parents returning to work
Full report at Salary.com

With a shortage of accountants, the field has become more flexible and family-friendly and less wed to the nine-to-five routine. If corporate life doesn’t appeal to you, try keeping the books for a local business or nonprofit.
Median Pay: $41,100 
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than: $32,100  $32,900 
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than: $48,300  $50,100 
10-year Job Growth: 22%  
Growth in Jobs 263,854
Total openings 485,893
Career Description
Prepares balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports. Responsibilities also include analyzing trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses. Reports organization’s finances to management, and offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Education/Experience
May require a bachelor’s degree in accounting and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. 

The next 15 jobs were:

Bookkeeper
Claims Examiner (Go Koo!)
Community Organizer
Marketing Manager
Marketing Specialist (so we should probably put “marketing” as the #1 major college kids should get
Meeting/Event Planner (Derek, you should get back into the biz!  And go Helena!)
New Products Project Manager
Office Manager
Recruiter III
Recruiting Manager
Staff Nurse – RN – Phone Triage
Training Manager
Training Specialist
Volunteer Services Director

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