There are always plenty of job opportunities in the accounting field. This is one of the best parts about this career! You will never lack for a steady job if you keep a stable work history and do a good job. Today, more and more employers are allowing their bookkeepers to telecommute, which is fantastic! I personally telecommute for several hours each morning (allowing me to miss rush hour), and I work one day at home completely. I have a small side client I also work for, and that is 100% telecommuting! There are even companies on the web that only offer telecommuting jobs for bookkeepers. If you want to work from home, this is a great field to get into! It is very easy to do 99% of accounting remotely. You can do it all remotely if you and your employer have the correct set up.
Several of the major accounting software vendors (including Peachtree) have even come up with accounting programs that are completely online, so you or your manager can access the books from anywhere, anytime! How great is that?!