Although working remotely is not unusual, there is one common myth about remote jobs: That they’re all technology-related. However, there are plenty of non-tech jobs for those who are not programmers, data scientists or web designers.

In this article, we will highlight the top 5 non-tech jobs that let you start working remotely. We also included their salaries and job requirements.

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1. Customer Service Representative

Customer service representatives assist customers through phone calls, e-mails, text chats or social media. Basically, they interact with customers and help solve their problems.

In some cases, customer service representatives are required to sell services the company offers. Therefore, the role sometimes includes aspects of sales and marketing.  

Requirements

To be eligible for this non-tech remote working job, you need to:

  • Answer questions and solve any myriad of problems customers might have
  • Provide an excellent customer service experience so to create repeat customers
  • Have the ability to empathize with customers and advise them without sounding condescending
  • Be able to solve logical problems with ease
  • Learn to use whichever tech equipment the company requires.
  • Have tons of patience

Costumer service rep salary

Who said helping others isn’t rewarding? You can earn $30,000-40,000 a year with this job while working from home.

2. Online Tutor

Tutoring is one of the most convenient ways to earn money using the skills you already have for working remotely. And if you are too busy to teach in-person, online tutoring lets you earn money online. Here is what you need to become an online tutor.

Requirements

  • You will connect with students of all ages and from all over the world to help them with subjects you specialize in
  • You need to be empathetic and easy-going
  • You need to be knowledgeable about the subjects you teach Strong written and oral skills to communicate with students is a must
  • A fast internet connection and basic computer skills

Online Tutor Salary

Online tutors earn around $20 an hour on average.

3. Writer

This is one of the most common and sought-after work-from-home jobs out there. Content writing is a booming business, and many start-ups are on the lookout for talent. Any person can start writing for money as long as they can communicate clearly through text and conduct research.

Online writers can work as freelancers or with writing companies.

Requirements

Content writers have all sorts of backgrounds. However, they all must have a strong command of language and an ability to explaining things clearly and efficiently.

Online Writer Salary

The average income for salaried writers is $48,640 per year. It’s impossible to pin down the average salary of writers in general because there are so many kinds of freelance arrangements. However, Whopayswriters.com is a fabulous resource to research what writers earn per word.  

4. Speech-Language Pathologist

OK, alright… Perhaps this in not actually one of the most popular remote jobs, but it’s definitely the most out-of-the-box for working online. A speech-language pathologist provides speech therapy services by conducting evaluations. Educational and medical companies sometimes hire online speech pathologists to perform tasks via video conferencing and online software.

Prerequisites

You need significant educational and clinical qualifications to become a speech pathologist. That means a master’s degree as a start. On top of that, this career requires clinical experience and a licence. For more information, check out this guide.

Speech Language Pathologist Average Salary

Speech-language pathologists earn $73,400 a year on average.  

5. Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants provide online support for individuals or work teams.  Virtual assistants do a whole range of work, from answering phone calls to booking clients and helping customers.

Requirements

  • As a virtual assistant, you will be needed for anywhere from a couple of hours to 20 hours a week. You might be allotted to a single individual or a team to communicate with.
  • As a virtual assistant, you need work quickly and be patient.
  • Strong English skills are usually essential.

Virtual assistant average salary

Virtual assistants earn an average rate of around $15 an hour.

 

Conclusion: How to Start Working Remotely

Remember, these are only 5 popular remote non-tech jobs. There are others available which you can find on job boards such as FlexJobs, RemoteOK, and Weworkremotely.