5 Prosperous Careers With Work-Life Balance

Everyone wants that dream job. You know the one; where you can grow, make an impact, and live healthy, yet still travel all over the world and do whatever you want, whenever you want. However, most of us aren’t that lucky.

But now, there’s hope. Technology is beginning to give us more freedom in our careers as it’s decreasing the necessity of face time and physical presence in an office. Having this freedom let’s you open more doors for your work-life balance, allowing for the opportunity to spend more time with your kids or have some leisure time for yourself. Flexibility of work is increasing every year and more industries are producing more careers where one can achieve a work life balance while pursuing your dream career and earning that salary you always wanted. Here are just a few careers with work-life balance:


Whether you are a technical, fictional or lifestyle writer, writing is something that can allow you to achieve that work-life balance we all crave. Pine Tribe gets to see this first hand. The Pine Tribe Authors always seem to have a great work-life balance as they constantly radiate happiness. Lucky for us, they have committed their writing to spreading success and happiness!

5 Careers where you can have it all

The beauty of being a writer is that you can work from anywhere. Finding inspiration may seem difficult, but with the ability to never be geographically tied down allows for physical and mental freedom.

Software Engineer

With an average annual salary around $90,000, software engineers are not only paid very well, but also have the very real option to obtain a work-life balance. Many software engineers have the luxury of being able to work from home and, for the most part, are able to work their own hours.

5 Careers where you can have it all

With Software Engineers working exclusively on computers, mobility and virtual offices have become a standard (and perk) of the profession.

Customer Service Representative

Nowadays, it isn’t necessary to leave your home as a customer service representative. Heck, it isn’t necessary to even leave your bed (though I recommend you do). Thanks to a lot of industries moving their customer support online, all you really need is a nice handy set of headphones with a microphone, allowing you to roam your house freely and get that last load of laundry done.

5 Careers where you can have it all

If you are good at multitasking and great with people, customer service may be ideal for you. It allows you to be anywhere, and doing anything, while helping individuals.


Now here is one I didn’t even know was possible at first.  With the ability to easily share medical documents electronically, radiologists can receive a patient’s medical document through his/her computer and be able to diagnose them from the comfort of their own living room – without ever having to meet the patient in person. With the average salary exceeding well over $100,000, this doesn’t seem like a bad “home gig” to have.

5 Careers where you can have it all

Radiology is beginning to share all of their information digitally. This will allow a Radiologist to use their expertise from anywhere (even by using an iPad on the beach).


Being an entrepreneur is the best way to have complete control over your own work-life balance. You are your own boss. YOU get to decide how many hours are spent in the office each day (if you decide you even need an office). YOU get to decide what is critical to get done and what isn’t. Plain and simple, you get to decide pretty much everything! Of course, there’s a real risk that you instead become the worst boss you have ever had and that’s where some advice from Winning Without Losing may be useful.

5 Careers where you can have it all

Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed various successful entrepreneurs to find the keys to healthy work-life balance. They compiled their findings into their award winning book, Winning Without Losing.

As we begin to become more aware of work-life balance and how important it really is, we become more eager to find a job that not only pays well, but allows us time for ourselves and family. This is a small sample in a large list that is that is only growing. So now I ask you, what other jobs out there provide great pay and work-life balance??

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Peter Gratale
29 Apr 2014

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