Working remotely is a dream for many people. No need to dress up, no morning commute, no manager breathing down your neck… what more could you ask for?
And luckily, this is a dream that’s becoming increasingly achievable for the average worker. A 2017 survey by Gallup found that 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time, and that those who do work remotely on occasion are doing so more frequently and for longer periods of time.
For certain job titles, this growth is even more pronounced. FlexJobs recently identified 14 of the most common remote job titles, spanning a wide variety of skill sets and industries. Looking for a job where you can work from wherever you want? Check out these positions to see if they’re right for you!
1. Client Services Director
Average Base Pay: $104,724
Companies Hiring: First Advantage Corporation, OneDigital, Toptal & more
Description: Client Service Directors head up the team focused on providing excellent service to a company’s clients. In addition to working directly with clients, they make strategic decisions about a company’s client service operations and often manage others.
2. Speech Language Pathologist
Average Base Pay: $57,530
Companies Hiring: PresenceLearning, Bilingual Therapies, Sunbelt Staffing & more
Description: Much more than just eliminating speech impediments or improving stutters, Speech Language Pathologists diagnose and treat a variety of communication disorders so that patients can express themselves to the best of their abilities.
3. Business Development Manager
Average Base Pay: $74,441
Companies Hiring: NeoGenomics Laboratories, Arthrex, Amazon & more
Description: Business Development Managers are responsible for seeking out new business opportunities for their company. This may involve sales prospecting, fielding inbound requests for proposals, pitching potential business partners through presentations and more.
Average Base Pay: $79,985
Companies Hiring: NinjaCat, Geologics Corporation, Perficient & more
Description: Developers use programming languages to design, lay out and update attractive and functional websites.
Average Base Pay: $65,976
Companies Hiring: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Quest Diagnostics, Connections Academy & more
Description: Thought it was impossible for nurses to work from home? Think again! With the rise of telemedicine, nurses increasingly have the option to practice from home in a clinical or advisory setting.
6. Account Manager
Average Base Pay: $57,244
Companies Hiring: Katerra, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bemis & more
Description: An account manager builds partnerships with new clients while managing existing accounts. They also meet sales targets and may take on management roles over account executives.
Average Base Pay: $55,202
Companies Hiring: Hologic, Vectrus, Greenback Tax Services & more
Description: Accountants produce, record, summarize and interpret financial information about a business or an individual and communicate it to relevant stakeholders and authorities.
Average Base Pay: $52,343
Companies Hiring: Vivial Media LLC, Stickyeyes, ScienceBuzz & more
Description: Professional writers come in many different varieties. Writers in the journalism industry generate ideas, interview experts and produce written articles, for example, while Content Writers are responsible for generating marketing content.
Average Base Pay: $45,483
Companies Hiring: YiYiEnglish, iTutor.com, Strayer University & more
Description: Teachers design curriculum and transfer their knowledge to students. In remote settings, English as a second language (ESL) teachers are in especially high demand.
10. Online Tutor
Average Base Pay: $26,019
Companies Hiring: Pearson Online & Blended Learning, Revolution Prep, Independence University & more
Description: Online Tutors remotely assist students in understanding academic concepts, completing assignments and preparing for exams.
11. Medical Coder
Average Base Pay: $38,678
Companies Hiring: Peak Health Solutions, Highmark Health, Zotec Partners & more
Description: Medical coders translate doctor’s notes on patients regarding medical history, diagnoses and treatments into standard medical codes in a database.
Average Base Pay: $34,677
Companies Hiring: Express Employment Professionals, Barnum Financial Group, Wandrian & more
Description: Bookkeepers are responsible for tracking businesses’ finances. This may include paying bills, sending invoices, administering payroll and more.
13. Virtual Assistant
Average Base Pay: $22,000
Companies Hiring: InVision App, Health Coach Institute, Adtalem Global Education & more
Description: Virtual Assistants remotely perform administrative tasks like managing schedules, arranging travel and communicating on behalf of executives and other professionals.
14. Customer Service Representative
Average Base Pay: $36,859
Companies Hiring: Unified Call Solutions, West Marine, Eminence & more
Description: Customer Service Representatives are tasked with interacting with customers on behalf of a company in order to ensure their satisfaction. Their tasks may involve responding to queries and complaints, processing returns and providing information.