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10 Jobs That Make Parenting Manageable

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5. Public relations specialist
> Median annual salary: $51,000

PR specialists often can operate from home. Many are contract workers, which allows them to take on as many clients as they want and build a flexible schedule.

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4. Tax accountant
> Median annual salary: $57,950

Tax accountants often can work from home and have fairly flexible schedules. Normally, they are very busy during the months leading up to the mid-April tax due date. However, the rest of the year they often have more time to spend with children, especially during summer when kids are out of school.

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3. Web developer
> Median annual salary: $60,668

Web developing is another job that is easy to do from home. A variety of businesses hire and work with web developers, and they may have the option of working either in salaried positions or as freelancers. In addition, internet knowledge might help parents in raising their kids in this digital age.

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2. Speech-language pathologist
> Median annual salary: $63,201

Speech-language pathologists often have flexible hours, and many of them work with children. Some may be employed by schools, which gives them similar schedules to their children’s. In addition, raising kids of their own helps them understand kids and how to help them work through problems.

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1. Physician’s assistant
> Median annual salary: $100,031

Physician’s assistants are well compensated but don’t have to spend as much time in higher education as doctors. They may have some days with long hours followed by full days off. This can work well for taking care of children. Also, they may be working with children during difficult periods of their lives and knowing how to help them can be invaluable.

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