Are you an Apple fanatic? Do you kneel at the altar of the iPad? Are you extremely tech-savvy? Well, you’re in luck: Apple is hiring people to work from home as AppleCare advisors, and there are some serious perks that go along with the job.
If you’re interested, here’s what you need to know. First, you can apply from anywhere in the country—from sea to shining sea. Next, you’ll need some serious tech knowledge under your belt already, because you’ll be helping customers with any troubleshooting issues that may arise with their Apple products.
You’ll also need:
- At least two years of technical troubleshooting experience
- Experience with customer service and support
- A flexible schedule (between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. CST, including weekends and holidays–technology never sleeps!)
- Availability for 5-6 weeks of training, possibly including weekends
- A typing speed of 40 WPM while talking to customers–but faster is better
- A quiet workspace
- High-speed internet
Apple needs its at-home workers to have a real home office when they’re dealing with customers, so if you have kids running around (or a yapping dog)—or just tend to work in coffee shops—then this position isn’t for you.
Oh and about those perks: in addition to what Apple calls “competitive” pay and benefits, you’ll also get discounts on a number of Apple products! Your employee discount (they don’t say how much it is, but hopefully it’s pretty generous) covers iPads, iPhones, iPods and Apple Watches.
According to an article from TechCrunch, AppleCare advisors make between $9 and $12 an hour, but the advisors who were interviewed for the article say you really work for every dollar. Translation: Apple expects extremely high-quality work, so there’s no hopping up from your desk for a quick coffee run in the middle of your workday.
If this sounds good to you and you’re eager to flex your tech skills, apply online here. And then can you tell me how to get iMessage working on my laptop again?
10 Work-From-Home Jobs With Salaries Of $100,000 Or More
If becoming an AppleCare advisor isn’t the right job for you, check out these jobs that let you work from home and pay $100,000 or more.
As more and more employers recognize the value of letting employees work from home, they’re creating remote jobs in dozens of high-paying career fields.
Remote jobs website FlexJobs sifted through 32,000 job openings on its website to find 10 positions that pay at least $100,000 a year (some even pay more!). Here’s their list of positions or types of jobs that pay six figures.
1. eCommerce Director
Potential salary: $175,000 to $200,000
From the job description: One ecommerce director job description on FlexJobs said this: “Requires a technical four-year degree and at least 15 years experience creating enterprise-level applications. Coordinates multifunctional team activity for eCommerce project deliverables” FlexJobs says.
2. Senior Medical Director
Potential salary: $140,000 to $155,000
From the job description: One company based on the East Coast said they’re looking for a medical director to “perform strategic development tasks.” They prefer someone with experience in oncology.
3. Sales Director
Potential salary: $120,000 to $150,000
From the job description: One Boston-based company is looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree and three years of related work experience. “Key responsibilities will include managing sales pipelines, supporting special projects, and other relevant duties.”
4. Equipment Fleet Director/Technical Services Manager
Potential salary: $90,774 to $134,764
From the job description: One Pennsylvania-based company said this person “will work on providing hands-on technical application support, supporting technical and product handling presentations, and providing safety inspection and training to customer teams. Strong planning skills needed.”
5. Back-End Web Developer
Potential salary: $100,000 to $120,000
From the job description: This company says its new developer will “create designs, monitor functionality, monitor industry trends, and develop applications.” They’re looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and three years of experience.
6. Senior Business Analyst
Potential salary: $90,000 to $120,000
From the job description: According to one job listing, the right candidate will “support the analysis, design, implementation, operation, and support of internal business applications.”
7. Team Lead, Statistical Programming
Potential salary: $100,000 to $115,000
From the job description: The statistical programing team lead for one pharmaceutical company will “lead several projects, assist with the management of budgets, time lines and resources, ensure deliverables are delivered and oversee the programming aspects of clinical trials.”
8. Structure and Bridge Engineer Senior
Potential salary: $77,571 to $108,000
From the job description: This type of engineer oversees “engineering aspects of highway bridges and structures. Must have a valid PE license, related knowledge, and strong communication skills,” according to one job listing.
9. Account Executive
Potential salary: $100,000
From the job description: An account executive will “manage client relations and accounts to increase sales,” according to one job listing.
10. Payroll Manager
Potential salary: $70,000 to $100,000
From the job description: According to one job posting, “the ideal candidate will have ADP/Paychex or similar and SQL experience as well as managerial experience at a large payroll processing company.