Working from home is a dream job for many of us. It is so much more than the idea of working in your pajamas. Working from home provides many freedoms that have to do more with independence and self-motivation than anything else. If you are in the market for a job at home, make sure to check out Amazon where you’ll find many fantastic, work-at-home opportunities.
Below is just a sample of Amazon jobs from home.
Amazon Customer Service
Most of Amazon’s virtual call centers are home-based, and people seem to like it. There are many excellent opportunities to do here. Unlike Amazon Flex, you aren’t able to schedule your hours quite as freely, and there are requirements for the job; a phone line and a high-speed internet for one.
Amazon only hires remote agents in certain states. You will need to check their jobs site for the most up-to-date state restrictions.
Amazon customer service positions are highly coveted. They are employee positions and do offer a guaranteed hourly wage. Openings are typically seasonal and fill quickly. You will want to keep an eye open.
These positions also tend to be temporary positions with the possibility of becoming permanent if you meet your metrics and attendance requirements. These jobs can be part-time or full-time.
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk, or mTurk, isn’t necessarily a “job,” but it is a lot of people’s – myself included – first exposure to remote work.
mTurk is what consider a small task site. As a Worker, you will be able to visit the site and pick up little tasks to complete in exchange for payment. You won’t get paid a lot on this site. And you aren’t guaranteed work. But, in exchange, it isn’t something that requires a lot of time or commitment either.
I call these types of gigs “commercial break money.” It isn’t something you should count on to pay the bills – it won’t – but it is something you can do to pass the time during commercial breaks while watching television. A lot of tasks only take a few minutes to complete.
Amazon mTurk pays by Amazon Payments which can be transferred to your bank account, or you can redeem your earnings for an Amazon Gift Card.
Human Resources Anyone?
One of the interesting jobs about human resources is that you work with humans, right? Amazon has found a way for you to be a human resources manager, contractor, investigator, etc., and still work from home. The positions for HR are not easy-breezy with their details. These positions seem to challenge individuals, offer travel opportunities, and get you a nice set of experience working with a qualified team of like-minded people.
Some of the basic qualifications for the manager position are a bachelor’s degree, six-years’ experience, and (at least) one year of experience in a supervisory role. Amazon is serious about its HR solutions.
Amazon has Healthcare Jobs Online Too
Amazon has quite a few virtual location healthcare jobs listed that can provide you a healthcare challenge as well. Some of the jobs listed are Bio-Pharma Consultant and Senior Solutions Healthcare Architect.
The bio-pharma position does require IT knowledge, travel, and consulting experience. The healthcare architect will be working with a team to develop and innovate new solutions for healthcare partners.
Amazon Virtual Locations Lets You Build a Career from Home
The above positions are not all Amazon has to offer. If you visit their Virtual Locations Job Page, you will see a plethora of positions available around the globe and in a wide variety of capacities.
When you head over to the Amazon virtual locations page, you’ll likely find something right up your alley if you’re looking for tech support, management in operations, deliveries, areas, logistics, and more. Other items you may want to look into are IT services such as cloud support, or a solutions architect; Amazon has security jobs too. All the positions named above are just a peppering of jobs offered from Amazon.
Some of these positions require degrees, experience, travel, and more. Each of the jobs listed has specific requirements; if you are looking to work with Amazon for technical support, one current job opening requires a bilingual person (who speaks fluent Japanese and English), lives in the United States, and a High-School Degree (or equivalent). This position requires that you do not live 50 miles or less away from the physical customer service site. There are a handful of states that you must live in to be eligible for these positions. (Usually, if you live within a commutable distance – 50 miles or less – from a physical location, they require you to work onsite instead of remotely.)
Amazon Flex Wants You to be Your Own Boss
In the era of Lyft and Uber, of course, our boxes need a personal driver. Becoming an Amazon Flex driver is easy, and you get to schedule your time. Drivers make an hourly rate that slides. It depends on your location, how many hours your work, and if you get tips.
Amazon created the Flex App, where you schedule your time accordingly. The app helps keep track of the packages you’ve picked up, gives you directions, and grants you the ability to see how much money you’ve earned.
The one downside is that not all areas offer Amazon Flex at all times. While you can send in a query, and Amazon’s needs change frequently (the Get Started page suggests to check back often), you’ll need to make sure that you’re on top of when you check it.
While these jobs above are only some that Amazon provides for us, don’t be intimidated if they don’t read right for you. Amazon has hundreds of full and part-time positions available, and they are all virtually located.