Last Updated on February 25, 2023 by Ellen
Have you ever wondered if you need a college education to work at home? One of the benefits of working at home is that you don’t really have an employer that hires you.
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You are your own boss and responsible for making all of the decisions surrounding your business from data entry and customer service to website coding and public relations.
Do I Need a College Education
That said, you’re responsible for determining whether or not you’re qualified to run your own small business. If you have experience in accounting, there may be no need for you to have a degree in accounting to manage your own finances. However, if you are setting yourself up as a CPA or accountant for others, you may want to consider a degree in accounting to lend yourself credibility.
Depending on the work-at-home job you’re considering, you may be required by law to have certain certifications or degrees to practice. If you’re offering counseling or medical advice from home, there are probably rules that say you need to have a degree and various certificates to pass.
Your home may need to be inspected if you’ll be offering licensed child care. A degree in early childhood education may certainly help you as well.
Do I need a degree to work at home?
But, what if you want to blog or offer copywriting services from home. Do you need to have a degree to do that? While a degree isn’t required to run a blog, you may find it helpful to have experience in marketing, public relations, or business depending on the type of work you’ll be doing. A computer-related degree will certainly help you if you want to offer website design services to your clients.
If you are considering a college degree, be sure to look into scholarships to make the process more obtainable. Capital Alliance can help small businesses with scholarships to get started as business owners. Be sure that you visit Capital Alliance soon to apply for assistance with 2018 education expenses.
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4 thoughts on “Do I Need a College Education to Work at Home?”
My college degree would have nothing to do with blogging. I might take an online class on SEO or blogging to help in making me a better and more informted blogger. Good information.
Mine is in business and marketing so it does relate at least. I would love to take a few more classes on SEO though.
I’ve been taking a few courses on Coursera, with one more week left on my current one (of a five week course). It’s more a motivation course to get me more motivated to change up my life (current class is called Mindshift). You can purchase a course certificate if you’d like to add it to your resume but most are free to take and you learn so much. I do believe in lifelong learning and yes there are so many opportunities now to work from home with a side business.
I’ll have to check that out, Deb!