Are you looking for a career that leaves you time to spend with your family? Are you the kind of person who loves learning new things? Do you hate staying in one place? Consider pursuing one of these five flexible and fulfilling career options.

1. Writing
Are you a competent writer with a strong grasp of grammar? There are companies out there that need your skills. The projected industry growth rate is 15% by 2018, and writers make $53,070 per year on average.

Companies are using writers to create marketing content, online publications and websites, and newsletters for clients. Many writers make a living working from home as self-employed freelancers. This means you can write on weekends or early in the morning if you need to be free for other things during the normal workday.

2. Website Designer and Developer
An online presence is essential for any company who wants to be successful in today’s market. This means that people who have web design skills have a lot of work options available to them.

While a 4-year degree is usually recommended, many of the skills you need for web design can be learned on your own through practice. Web designers can do a lot of their work from home on a project-by-project basis. This means that instead of working for one company, you can work as a freelancer and take jobs as your schedule allows.

3. Teaching
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers available. Whether you teach kindergarten, high school, or grad school classes, you will be helping other people learn new things and develop skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

While teaching involves a lot of hard work and time, it does offer flexibility since most schools have a break during summer months. Teaching is a great option for those who want to travel for a few months every year, or for those who need a schedule that mirrors that of their children so they can be home when their kids are around.

4. Trucking
If you have a desire to see new places and meet new people, consider a job in trucking. Places like can help you find your own truck to start your own business, or they can set you up with jobs in your area.

If you love driving, traveling, solitude, and being your own boss, consider working as a truck driver for yourself or a company, depending on your needs and desires.

5. Nursing
Do you want the kind of job where you serve other people every day? Nursing might be a good fit. If you are interested in serving others and pursuing a career in medicine without the years of schooling and mountains of debt associated with a PhD, consider working as a nurse.
Since nursing is a medical field, it still requires a lot of expertise, but the training is much faster and less expensive than that of a doctor.

Nurses also often work three 12 hour shifts a week which leaves them 4 free days to spend with family. This is a good option if you are a parent who wants to stay home with your children but also want the fulfillment and income you can only get from a career.

You are going to spend most of your life at work—look for something that is both fulfilling and flexible so you can balance your needs and the needs of your family.

Author's Bio: 

A recent college graduate from University of San Francisco, Anica loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she's used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica here.