If you are the type of person who enjoys helping others improve their lives while maintaining work-life balance in your own, health and wellness remote jobs may be exactly what you need to feel satisfied in both your career and personal life.
Professionals who work in the field of health and wellness impact patients, families, and the community through work in a variety of settings, ranging from public health agencies to insurance companies to hospitals and clinics.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), health education and community health jobs are expected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for other occupations. While every role is different, the median pay, according to BLS, is $46,080 per year or $22.15 per hour.
Here are 10 remote jobs for people who are interested in the health and wellness field. Click on each job title to see the currently available jobs on FlexJobs. We’ve also included median salary information from PayScale. If you’re a FlexJobs member, you’ll have access to the hiring companies and instructions on how to apply to open roles.
10 Great Remote Jobs for People Who Are into Health and Wellness
Median salary: $37,156
Behavioral health case managers develop and implement care plans for clients. Tasks include performing client intake assessments, submitting documentation, checking in on patients, and recommending appropriate healthcare solutions. This role typically requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree, along with appropriate licenses.
Median salary: $98,610
This role manages the clinical trial process by reviewing trial results, making changes to the trial structure if needed, analyzing and interpreting data, and possibly even presenting findings at conferences and seminars. A bachelor’s degree in a related area is commonly needed, along with managerial experience.
Median salary: $45,509
Health coaches can work virtually to help clients reach health, medical, and/or fitness goals. They may create nutrition or exercise plans and meet with clients one-on-one via videoconferencing to discuss goals and track progress. Health coaches most commonly will need certification in health coaching, nutrition, or even nursing.
Median salary: $36,929
Health, fitness, and physical education teachers can work remotely to provide coursework and requirements, provide live lessons, and track student progress. A teaching degree and proper state licensing is usually needed.
Median salary: $71,354
A health or medical writer will write manuals, training materials, educational papers, abstracts, or articles. Knowledge in a speciality field, such as nutrition, pharmaceuticals, or clinical research, is usually required, along with an advanced degree.
Median salary: $62,903
Remote nurses help patients via phone or videoconferencing to assess and document patient questions, collect relevant patient history, ensure patient satisfaction, and escalate cases when needed. A nursing degree and license will be required for this role.
Median salary: $44,872
Nutritionists and dietitians provide diet and food education in either a one-on-one setting or in schools, hospitals, and clinics. Remote nutrition professionals may meet with clients via video chat or phone to create diet plans, provide recommendations, and track patient progress. A degree and license is commonly required.
Median salary: $60,477
School psychologists can use teletherapy to meet virtually with students, provide evaluations and testing, assess individual needs, and consult with school personnel and parents. A master’s degree is required for this type of role, along with state licensure.
Median salary: $45,805
Common social worker duties include coordinating resources for the care of patients/clients, assisting with the coping of emotional and social problems, providing referrals, and advocating for clients. Social workers typically need a master’s degree (MSW) or a license (LCSW) to perform work. Fluency in another language is often desired.
Median salary: $43,934
Therapists help patients overcome behavioral and psychological problems by performing assessments and providing solutions and support. In order to perform the job remotely, a therapist will meet with clients over the phone or on videoconference. A master’s degree, doctorate degree, or license, such as marriage and family, are often needed.
Pursuing Remote Health and Wellness Jobs
For those passionate about health and wellness, helping others, and finding time to enjoy their own lives, remote health and wellness jobs may be a great fit in a steadily growing industry.
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A version of this article was originally published on July 28, 2017.
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