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Average Annual Salary:
Education: May require associate's/bachelor's degree
Granted, becoming a call center representative isn't the most glamorous career in the world.
You'll be dealing with a variety of customers and either troubleshooting their problems or trying to sell them one or more of your company's products. Handling complaints and processing forms can get tedious and no one likes to be screamed at by angry customers for hours on end.
But there's a good chance you'll be able to work from home which, for a parent, can be worth its weight in gold. Also, depending on your specific duties, there are plenty of opportunities for a "people person" to help customers and resolve major problems.