It’s tough out there, my friends…
I’m talking about finding a good job and the fact is that women are still not paid as much as men, which is hard to imagine in this day and age.
So listen up to what these women had to say about their jobs that are low-stress and high-paying.
1. A new path.
“I spent most of my adult life living paycheck to paycheck.
I traveled abroad for a few years after high school while working odd jobs, then I worked in restaurants to pay for a pretty severe academic habit: undergrad then straight into a PhD program.
Eventually I got sick of being constantly stressed out with no money, so I decided to abandon my doctoral program and find a career where my research and problem-solving skills would be well remunerated.
That career? UX design (user experience design). I went to one of the more expensive boot camps, availed myself 1,000% of their career switching resources and hand-holding, and now I’m five years into a comfortable career that pays six figures.
I work 40 hours a week (sometimes a little more, depending on the project), and the workload and stress are super manageable. UX design. Look into it, gals!”
2. Wax on, wax off.
“I’m an esthetician and work at a waxing chain. I’ve been there for eight years and have a super-solid client base.
I get paid 40% commission on services plus tips. It averages out to about $40/hour.
Extremely low stress in that I don’t have to take my work home, deal with deadlines, or do projects with people who don’t pull their weight.”
3. Sounds good.
“I’m an RN for a big health insurance company. I review medical claims from hospitals.
I receive an annual salary of about $100K, in addition to annual raises and performance bonuses. My work is 100% remote; my hours are flexible so it accommodates me as a single mom.
I don’t work weekends and holidays, and I get 35 days of vacation time every year. Having a financially stable and flexible job has been a blessing for me and my daughter.”
4. Dream job.
“I’m a user experience researcher. I work from home, have flexible hours, and make $150K salary plus yearly bonus and stock options
. The best part for me is when I sign off for the day/weekend, I don’t have to think twice about anything. I can truly disconnect. It can get a little stressful at times, but I’m extremely happy overall.”
5. Luxury retail.
“I’m a store manager in luxury retail and make six figures. A degree isn’t required, and you can work your way up internally from a sales associate role.
My job is fun because each day is different and I have wonderful relationships with my team members.
It’s a supportive environment, and I get to leverage my creativity and strategic agility to drive the business. Plus, I get a discount on designer clothes, shoes, bags, the works!”
6. Boring is good sometimes.
“I’m a translator and work for a government contractor.
The job is fully remote, I completely make my own hours, I meet with my boss over a 15-minute phone call every other week to check on my progress, and that’s the only supervision I have. I set my own deadlines, and with my upcoming 11% raise, I will be making $100K.
I get whatever paid time off I want, including all federal holidays, profit sharing and 401(k) matching, free medical/dental/vision, a birthday gift and Christmas gift, and at least one generous bonus each year. The whole company gets together once a year to catch up and discuss tradecraft, and we all truly are friends, and I actually enjoy the meetings.”
The owner of the small company I work for actually believes that life is waaaaaayyy more important than work, and always, always goes the extra mile for her employees. I don’t particularly love my actual job, but I could NEVER justify leaving this company, and it’s really rare that anyone ever does. At least my company’s perks give me the freedom to pursue things I’m actually passionate about in my free time.
The best part of working for my company is that my husband was able to retire right before his 40th birthday, and he is a very happy househusband, taking care of me and our fur babies. I thank my lucky stars every day that my company recruited me, and I will work this boring job until I can’t anymore.”
7. Not too many hours.
“I’m a holistic academic coach and ADHD coach. I work four to five hours four days a week, generally.
I used to be an ESE teacher and took online courses in coaching skills, mindfulness, education consulting, and more to bolster my credentials.
I mainly work one-on-one with students, but I can also offer workshops, training, and consulting. I make about $4K–5K a month, and I’m actually undercharging.”
8. No one looking over your shoulder.
“Payroll Compliance Specialist.
I make sure employers can pay and file their unemployment insurance by registering them up in states they have new employees in or giving the company I work for third-party access to be able to file and pay.
I also work from home, so no bosses looking over you shoulder.”
“I work as an e-commerce manager for a well-known nonprofit company, and will clear over six figures this year.
I’m 31 years old and have been with the company for over 10 years, so I know all the ins and outs of the business. I have no degree, but did attend college for a short period of time after high school without graduating.
I get promoted with a large pay increase every two years and get a 5% pay increase yearly. I also make about $8K–$10K a year in bonuses as well.”
10. Nice and chill.
“I’m a pre-sales consultant. I work 9 to 5 remotely, can travel as much as you see fit, make six figures with healthy monthly bonuses, and don’t have a ton of ‘hustle culture.’
Bonus, this field tends to be pretty female dominated depending on the company you work for!”
11. Sounds cool.
“Voice acting is a low-stress job to me because I get to work in my pajamas and audition at my desk, standing or sitting, with a cup of coffee every morning.
The only stressful part is getting the lines right in a live-directed session with multiple people judging your performance. Multiple takes can be tedious, but commercials and YouTube scripts pay relatively well compared to games or anime.”
12. Worked out for you.
“I am a behavioral scientist (really a consultant). I work from home and have a very flexible schedule. My pay ($120K+ annually) and benefits are great.
I did admittedly go to school for a long time and have two master’s degrees and a PhD. But it was also important not to fixate on one career path or industry or try to stay directly within my field of study.
Being willing to learn and try new things has worked out well so far!”
What is your job like?
Talk to us in the comments and tell us all about it.
We look forward to it!