Working from home is becoming increasingly prevalent.
And while a huge variety of remote jobs exist in practically any career field imaginable, some jobs and industries are more common than others.
To help job seekers better understand the remote job market, FlexJobs has identified the 20 most common work-from-home job titles based on analysis of our jobs database.
20 Most Popular Work-from-Home Job Titles
If you’d like to work remotely, but you’re not sure what jobs would allow you to do so, this list of 20 common remote job titles can give you some insight. It might help to confirm that your current job can be done remotely, or the list may offer you new ideas for remote-friendly careers.
Accountants help plan and achieve financial goals and ensure an organization’s financial documents are accurate. Creating journal entries, preparing invoices, and handling accounts payable/receivable are some common duties.
Engineers come in a variety of types: mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, computer, software, etc. Engineers typically use science, technology, and math to solve problems, such as designing machinery, computer software, or technical equipment.
3. Teacher / Faculty / Tutor / Instructor
Teachers and tutors can work remotely to guide students in a variety of subject areas. Using online platforms, instructors or tutors can work with students in a group setting or one-on-one to teach course curricula.
One of the most common remote jobs, writers create various forms of content, such as articles, stories, ad copy, technical manuals, and more. Writers can find remote jobs with online websites, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other companies that need content.
Consultants help companies and organizations solve problems, find areas in need of improvement, and finish projects. Consultants need to have an area of expertise and many years of experience. Business, education, healthcare, and IT are common industries that hire for consultants.
A program manager oversees tasks and projects that contribute to a company’s overall business objective. They ensure that strategies are implemented and consider the return on investment.
Project managers deal with tactical duties for company projects. They track deadlines and budgets, delegate duties, and ensure deliverables are completed.
Customer service reps are focused on assisting customers or clients. Remote roles utilize phone, email, chat, or social media to answer questions, place orders, and resolve issues.
Business development managers find new business to increase revenue by writing proposals, finding sales leads, and making sales pitches. This role requires communications and networking skills.
Account managers and executives manage and oversee relationships clients. They strive to generate sales by upselling and cross-selling, maintaining positive client relationships, and handling client communications. Due to its client-facing nature, this is a common remote job.
Recruiters seek out qualified candidates for open jobs. Common tasks can include writing and posting job descriptions, networking, interviewing candidates, onboarding new employees, and maintaining company culture.
Selling products and services is the core duty of a sales representative. This role may require delivering presentations and demonstrations, participating in sales meetings, and staying up-to-date on product information.
Medical coders assign codes to diagnoses and procedures performed on medical charts. These roles can be found with hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.
Territory sales manager duties include developing sales prospects, creating sales strategies, maintaining customer relationships, and meeting sales goals. This popular remote job is typically assigned to a specific region or territory and may require travel.
The growth of telehealth platforms to provide assistance to patients has made nursing a common remote job. Phone, video conferencing, messaging, and email can all be utilized to answer questions, instruct patients on how to treat themselves, and provide advice.
Data analysts use data to help companies make business decisions. Collecting data, analyzing and spotting patterns in data, compiling findings, and drafting reports are common duties for this job.
Editors correct typos and grammar and rewrite content to make it clearer and stronger. Editors may also pitch ideas, provide feedback to writers, and write headlines.
Case managers assess patient needs and help find resources to help. This can include advocating for patients, providing guidance and education, and building relationships with patients and their families.
A UX/UI designer facilitates the user experience and user interface of a product. Creating design flowcharts, producing code and scripts, and prototyping concepts are some duties of this popular remote job.
More people are working from home than ever before. As of 2017, 43% of U.S. workers now work remotely at least occasionally, up from only 9% of workers in 2007. And 4.7 million U.S. employees, or 3.4% of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time, up from 1.8 million in 2005 (a 159% increase since 2005).
So many people benefit from remote jobs, such as working parents, military spouses, veterans, people with health issues or disabilities, retirees, and anyone looking for more work-life balance.
With such a diverse workforce looking for remote work options, and more employers offering them, it’s no surprise that working from home continues to grow.
About the Work-from-Home Job Titles on This List
Our research team spends roughly 100 combined hours every day searching for, screening, and posting remote and flexible job opportunities to the FlexJobs database. We analyzed the job titles of remote jobs in our database to identify 20 job titles most often associated with remote work options.
Those options include various levels of remote work: 100% (all the time) at-home work, partial remote work, or the option to work remotely. Of course, depending on the hiring season or changes in the job market, the order of this list does change from time to time.
How to Find Your Remote Job
Search for variations on job titles.
Because similar jobs or even the same job can have different job titles, we recommend you browse through the search results for any job title you’re interested in to find similar titles. You can add those additional titles to your job search, helping to broaden your results and pinpoint the right remote jobs for you.
For example, teacher, educator, and instructor are often used interchangeably by employers hiring for teaching-related remote jobs.
Use the best work-from-home keywords.
When looking for work-from-home jobs, it is essential to know the difference between legitimate and scam jobs, and the keywords you use to search will help you. We’ve created a list of keywords used to describe at-home jobs.
The short version is this: “remote job,” “telecommuting job,” and “virtual job” are all very popular keywords among legitimate employers that hire for these types of positions. Don’t use “work-from-home” or “work-at-home” when searching, however, because these are mostly used by scammers trying to take advantage of people who want to work remotely.
Use your network.
From former colleagues and your alumni association to your friends and family, use your network to find work-from-home jobs. These people will be helpful in finding hidden opportunities and making referrals.
Incorporate social media.
Social media has become a necessary part of job searching, and employers like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Dell, which have large remote work programs, use social media to share information about those programs.
Keep your profile up to date and professional, and stay active on the different platforms. Additionally, follow the different companies you are interested in and make sure to participate in groups and discussions.
As the best resource to find flexible and remote work, FlexJobs is the go-to source when you want to find legitimate remote and work-from-home jobs. Our research team spends hundreds of hours every week screening and posting professional-level, quality remote jobs, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. No scams, no ads, no commission-only jobs. Just the biggest pre-screened, clean, easy-to-navigate database of remote job listings!
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Brie Weiler Reynolds contributed to this post.
This is a version of a post that was originally published January 3, 2018 and previously updated on January 7, 2019.
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