10 Telecommuting Careers That Can Make You Rich


Computer Support Specialist

According to the 2010-2011 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook, new jobs for computer support specialists are poised to outpace all other occupations. And tech-support jobs fit a telecommuting model, too. Computer support specialists provide phone and e-mail support for clients, run diagnostics on misbehaving machines and perform repairs on company computer systems.

The highest-paid computer support specialists earn well over $70,000 a year, assisting tech-reliant people and companies in a variety of industries, and require little more than a bachelor's degree to get started. In some cases, this typical requirement will be waived if a company offers on-the-job-training.