You’re thinking about making the switch from a traditional office job to a work-from-home job. But if you think all work-at-home jobs consist of data entry and telemarketing calls, think again. Today’s savvy job seekers know that telecommuting and work-from-home jobs exist in virtually every career field.
FlexJobs, an award-winning job service for hand-screened and professional telecommuting, part-time, and freelance job listings, recently released their Top 10 Most In-Demand Flexible Jobs. The data was compiled from keywords used by job seekers searching the FlexJobs.com site.
Interestingly enough, flexible work options are on the rise, according to FlexJobs. It’s estimated that telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible schedule jobs have increased by 25 percent. As is evident from the list below, workplace flexibility exists in a wide range of fields, from medical and marketing to computers and customer service.
Below are the top 10 most in-demand flexible jobs:
- Nurse (view flexible nurse jobs)
- Data Entry (view flexible data entry jobs)
- Marketing (view flexible marketing jobs)
- Writer (view flexible writing jobs)
- Java Developer (view flexible Java developer jobs)
- Editor (view flexible editing jobs)
- Project Manager (view flexible project management jobs)
- Sales (view flexible sales jobs)
- Accounting (view flexible accounting jobs)
- Customer Service (view flexible customer service jobs)
Many of the companies hiring for these positions are large corporations and even Fortune 500 companies. In fact, some of the companies that are currently hiring telecommuting employees include UnitedHealth Group, Microsoft, Kaplan, AT&T, and many others.
It’s easy to see that the workplace is changing to meet the needs of its workers and is quickly embracing a telecommuting culture. "The days when people worked exclusively from their desk in an office setting are already a thing of the past, as most professionals check email, make calls, and access documents from mobile devices or personal computers,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.
Finding a flexible job in your career field has never been easier. With just a little job research, you can have the exact job you want and work from home, too.