For parents returning to work - top 20 jobs

Research by Money Magazine and Salary.com: You traded working lunches for PTA meetings and PB&Js. Now you want a challenging job that can bend to make room for family life.

Sales Representative
A top 5 pick
Sales Representative
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Many sales jobs offer the ultimate in flexibility, from work at home to sales calls clustered over a limited number of days. You don't even need to leave home to sell products like Pampered Chef or clothing line Etcetera. You might work on commission, but a base pay is common.
Median Pay: $62,500
  Salary Total compensation
(includes bonus)
Most people make:
90% in this job make more than:
$38,500 $41,700
Top earners:
10% in this job make more than:
$71,800 $90,700
10-year Job Growth: 14% 
Growth in Jobs 57,053
Total openings 161,407
Career Description
Develops new prospects and interacts with existing customers to increase sales of an organization's products and/or services. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Education/Experience
Requires a minimum of an associate's degree or its equivalent with 1-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
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