20 surprising high-paying jobs you can do from home, mama

Whether you're on maternity leave and want extra income or you're looking for remote work, finding the right gig can seem tough—but there are actually so many available. No longer do only writers or data entry professionals hold the market on remote jobs. Plus, remote jobs are increasing in pay so you can earn just as much or more in a work-from-home job.

Every job on this list has an hourly median pay rate (based on data from PayScale) of $25 or more—with some even as high as $148 an hour. Check it out.

1. Academic Department Chair, Nursing

Pay: $32/hr

Working remotely, the department chair will supervise faculty in teaching their courses, being responsive to students and remaining current in their respective discipline.

2. Associate Director of Pharmacy Analytics

Pay: $78/hr

The remote director will lead and develop team of pharmacy analysts, support the execution of analytical projects, implement metrics to track department progress and coordinate data reporting.

3. Business Analyst

Pay: $32/hr

The business analyst will serve as a liaison between clients and the company, write business requirements documents and track project completion status.

4. Certified Diabetes Educator

Pay: $31/hr

Working remotely, the diabetes educator will provide diabetes education and support on the phone with patients. Must have a current Certificate of Diabetes Education.

5. Child Psychiatrist

Pay: $148/hr

A full-time, remote child psychiatrist will provide telepsychiatry services in an outpatient community mental health setting. One year of experience is required.

6. Clinical Director

Pay: $33/hr

A clinical director will ensure clinically related training, communications, program updates, maintenance, process and enhancements are delivered.

7. Demand Generation Marketer

Pay: $35/hr

A demand generation marketer will manage and create leads for the sales team, growing the stream of leads each month.

8. Hematology Oncology Medical Review Physician

Pay: $104/hr

Using their skills in a remote environment, the physician will read and analyze medical information, including criteria-based medical charts, UR nursing notes and clinical criteria.

9. Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Pay: $25/hr

Working on a flexible schedule, mental health counselors are needed to use text messaging, video and live chats to provide therapy to clients.

10.  Mechanical Engineering Expert

Pay: $27/hr

The remote mechanical engineering expert will work online and solve advanced mechanical engineering questions with clear and concise answers and explanations.

11.  Occupational Therapist

Pay: $37/hr

The occupational therapist will provide evidence-based evaluation and treatment for students, both individually and in group settings.

12. Ophthalmologist

Pay: $108/hr

The ophthalmologist will serve patients via telemedicine by reviewing patient data, providing prescriptions and making recommendations.

13.  Pharmacist – Clinical Benefits

Pay: $56/hr

Working remotely, the pharmacist will support clinical adjudication and drug information requests, support new implementations activities and perform varying degrees of data analysis.

14.  Research Scientist Senior

Pay: $41/hr

The remote research scientist will lead studies, develop and execute research design and methodology, manage scientific client relationships and mentor team members.

15.  Senior Accountant

Pay: $27/hr

The remote senior accountant will perform month-end and year-end close activities, prepare monthly financial package and submit financial statements.

16.  Senior Biostatistician

Pay: $57/hr

A remote senior biostatistician will develop statistical methods sections of protocols, review case report forms, prepare analysis plans and write specifications for analysis files, tables, and figures.

17.  Senior Visual Designer

Pay: $63/hr

Translating user and client needs into a well-designed solutions, setting quality standards and putting the user and their problems/needs first are the tasks of the senior visual designer.

18.  Technical Editor

Pay: $25/hr

The telecommute technical editor will assist with the development and completion of clinical reports, summary documents, package inserts and other documents.

19.  Vice President, Business Development

Pay: $56/hr

Duties include maintaining a strong new business pipeline, managing realistic client expectations, establishing executive credibility with key stakeholders and attending and presenting at conferences regularly.

20.  Visual FX/Post Production Artist

Pay: $33/hr

A virtual artist is needed to adjust final tone, apply effects, create unique effects and animate 2D elements.

Originally posted on Flex Jobs.

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It's hard to say who loves these more—my kids or me.

When I became a mama five years ago, I didn't put too much thought into whether my son was getting the right vitamins and minerals. From breastfeeding to steaming and pureeing his first bites of solid food, I was confident I was giving him everything to support his growth and development.

But then the toddler years—and the suddenly picky palate that accompanied them—came along. Between that challenge and two additional children in the mix… well, I knew my oldest son's eating plan was falling short in some vitamin and mineral categories.

I also knew how quickly he was growing, so I wanted to make sure he was getting the nutrients he needed (even on those days when he said "no, thank you" to any veggie I offered).

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It wasn't just the variety of supplements offered by Nature's Way that won me over: As a vegetarian mama, I'm the picky one in the family when it comes to scanning labels and making sure they meet our standards. The trick is that most gummy vitamins are made with gelatin, which is not vegetarian friendly.

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Meanwhile, my pharmacist husband has different criteria when evaluating supplements, especially when it comes to those for our kids. He appreciates the variety of options from Nature's Way, which gives us the ability to rotate the vitamins based on our kids' daily needs. By keeping various children's supplements from Nature's Way on hand, I can customize a regimen to suit my kids' individual requirements.

Of course, high-quality products often come at a higher price point. But (to my immense gratitude!) that isn't the case with Nature's Way, which retails for a competitive value when compared to the other items on the shelf.

Like all mamas, my chief concern is supporting my children's health in any way I can. While I see evidence of their growth every time I pack away clothes they've outgrown, I know there is much more growth that doesn't meet the eye. That's why, for my oldest son, I like stacking the Brain Builder gummy with the Growing Bones & Muscles gummy and the Happy & Healthy Multi. My 3-year-old also enjoys getting her own mix to include the Healthy Eyes gummy. And both of my older kids are quick to request the Tummy Soothe tablet when something isn't sitting right in their stomachs.* And I'll admit it: I've tried it myself and the berry blast flavor really is tasty!

Although my current phase of motherhood may not be as "simple" as it once was, there is so much to appreciate about it—like watching my kids play and sing and create with their incredible imaginations. Along the way, I've eased up on some of my need for control, but it does help to have this range of supplements in my motherhood tool kit. So while I may not be able to convince my son to try kale, having the Nature's Way supplements on hand means I do know he's right on track.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This article was sponsored by Nature's Way. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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There is rightfully a lot of emphasis on preparing for the arrival of a new baby. The clothes! The nursery furniture! The gear! But, the thing about a baby registry is, well, your kids will keep on growing. Before you know it, they'll have new needs—and you'll probably have to foot the bill for the products yourself.

Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank when shopping for toddler products. Here are our favorite high-quality, budget-friendly finds to help with everything from meal time to bath time for the toddler set.

Comforts Fruit Crisps Variety Pack

Comforts fruit snacks

If there is one thing to know about toddlers, it is this: They love snacks. Keeping a variety on hand is easy when the pack already comes that way! Plus, we sure do appreciate that freeze-dried fruit is a healthier alternative to fruit snacks.

Comforts Electrolyte Drink

Comforts electrolyte drink

Between running (or toddling!) around all day and potentially developing a pickier palate, many toddlers can use a bit of extra help with replenishing their electrolytes—especially after they've experienced a tummy bug. We suggest keeping an electrolyte drink on hand.

Comforts Training Pants

Comforts training pants

When the time comes to start potty training, it sure helps to have some training pants on hand. If they didn't make it to the potty in time, these can help them learn their body's cues.

Comforts Nite Pants

comforts nite pants

Even when your toddler gets the hang of using the toilet during the day, nighttime training typically takes several months longer than day-time training. In the meantime, nite pants will still help them feel like the growing, big kid they are.

Comforts Baby Lotion

comforts baby lotion

Running, jumping, playing in sand, splashing in water—the daily life of a toddler can definitely irritate their skin! Help put a protective barrier between their delicate skin and the things they come into contact with every day with nourishing lotion.

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This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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So, why do we feel like kids should bathe every day?

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