College educated workers are more likely to work from home than nearly any other group. Having a bachelor’s degree is the quickest route to a workday at home. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau finds the number of at-home workers rose from 9.2 million in 1997 to 13.4 million in 2010. Self -employed workers are nearly three times more likely to work at home than those on salary.
Percentage of workers 25 or older who worked at home on an average day in 2012
Less than a high school diploma 5.4%
High School Graduate 12.7%
Some college 21%
Bachelor’s degree & higher 38.4%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Census