While there are some "obvious" work-from-home jobs, others might not be so apparent. As more and more companies are improving the happiness and productivity of their employees via offering telecommuting (as well as lowering their own overhead), some traditional "in-office" jobs are turning virtual for the first time. Are you a good fit for one of them?

If you're looking into a telecommuting job or virtual office environment, first make sure you're a good candidate for that atmosphere. It's a dream come true for many, but it's simply not a good daily grind for some. You need excellent time-management skills, an inability to procrastinate, and enough tech savvy to not let glitches slow you down. If that sounds like a go, consider these jobs that are a fit for telecommuting:

1. Call service representative

You probably have a pretty good idea of what a "call center" looks like, and it's likely brimming with cubes and dozens or hundreds of workers. However, that usually isn't a requirement. Plenty of virtual customer service positions can easily be done from home. However, you'll need a quiet environment to make this work, and multitasking beyond your job isn't going to happen.

2. Accounting

Crunching numbers is largely a solo job and most accountants need peace and quiet to make it work. There may be times when you need to check in with a department head or CEO, but those meetings can easily be accomplished via IM, phone, or video chat. Whether you're a freelancer or a full-timer for a major corporation, you might be able to work from home.

3. Engineers

There are seemingly endless types of engineers, but in many cases (such as that of software engineers), you're working alone. You probably already ping your colleagues and boss on Gchat for quick questions. Plus, since many engineers are geeks through and through (and geeks are known for working odd hours), why not look into a career that allows you to work from home on your own schedule?

4. Content writer

Whether producing content for a variety of clients' landing pages or just for a single company, writers often work alone. They want to create their own writing space, and some of them work best at odd hours. If you do need to check in with someone, it's easy to do via email, phone, or other virtual means. There's often no reason to have a writer physically come in to an office.

5. Tutoring

Finally, online schools have shucked their bad reputation, and people are embracing Internet courses as reputable means of instruction. Whether you want to work for a school or offer your own tutoring services, you can hold most sessions online. You can even wear yoga pants underneath your proper cardigan and students will be none the wiser.

Why commute, spend 30 minutes getting ready, and contribute to pollution when you can earn profits at home?