9 Jobs That Let You Work from Home

Careers That Don't Require You to Commute Farther Than Your Living Room

7. Medical Records Transcriptionist

Median annual salary: $39,310

Doctors are highly skilled, very busy people who are too busy seeing patients to do the more routine parts of their job. That's where medical records transcriptionists enter the equation.

These workers take the audio recordings from doctors -- including all the medical terminology and abbreviations -- and convert them into written reports. With the Internet and e-mail, these recordings can be sent electronically to transcriptionists who work from home as opposed to coming into the office on a daily basis. And with this information stored on servers instead of in file cabinets, it allows instant access to patient information.