Study.com

Freelance Writer (Contract)

Multiple Countries - Contracted

About Study.com

Are you motivated by the mission to help today’s students find the right degree and career? Do you believe that unbiased information is key to keeping people from making decisions that will result in heavy student debt and going-nowhere careers? Do you want to reach millions of students that are trying to decide right this minute what they want to do with their lives? Well, we do too. Help us provide our students with high quality articles that will help them choose a path.

Here at Study.com, our quest is to write articles that help our users make smart, informed education and career decisions. Our articles are read by millions of students a month and refreshed every year to ensure their accuracy.

About Our Writers

Great, now on to the details: We’re looking for passionate freelance writers who can contribute to our library of education and career articles. Our ideal writer is great at conducting online research, committed to providing accurate information and cares about the state of today’s education and job market. In order to join our quest, you must answer these riddles (just kidding, but you do need to have the qualifications detailed below):

  • Do you have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience?
  • Do you have experience with online content writing and/or editing?

Fantastic! In exchange for your services on this quest, we provide:

  • Reliable Payment: Timely, reliable payments twice a month
  • Flexibility: The ability to work a flexible schedule, from home, in your PJs at 3 a.m. if you choose
  • Support: Access to an incredibly supportive in-house team to answer your questions and lend a hand
  • Warm Fuzzies: The satisfaction of helping millions of students each month on their own quests, whether it’s learning about degree options, finding the perfect schools, or deciding if they want to change careers

Think you've got what it takes to write articles for us? Click Apply Now to fill out an application and submit your resume!

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Pest control technicians exterminate insects, rodents and other pests from commercial and residential buildings, gardens, orchards and other infested areas. They’re job duties can also include working with pesticides, inspections and completing some light structural repair to patch entry points pests use to get into a building. Pest control technicians are necessary, since most people don't like bugs and mice in their homes or places of business. In 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the median salary for pest control workers in all industries was $28,915 in 2010. The BLS also projected an 18% increase in pest control jobs from 2010-2020.*
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