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According to FlexJobs, the number of people who have quit a job due to lack of flexibility has doubled since 2014. This indicates how important work flexibility has become. Employment that offers flexible work schedules and location options have many benefits including less stress, higher levels of job satisfaction and engagement, and reduced burnout. It’s not surprising when we hear that telecommuting and flex jobs are becoming highly coveted.

A “flexible job” is defined as a professional-level job that has a telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, or freelance component. Jobs that offer flexible work options are increasing and available in a wide variety of industries.

 

FlexJobs, a site that vets flex job opportunities, released their annual list of the top 100 companies with the highest number of part-time or remote job openings. In 2017, the career categories that had the highest number of flexible jobs listings were Medical & Health, Administrative, Customer Service, Sales, and Computer & IT.  According to Human Resource Executive, FlexJobs determined the top 10 flexible career categories that have grown the most over the last year, they include:

  1. Editing:copywriter, editor, copy editor
  2. Writing:technical writer, resume writer, writer
  3. Data Entry:bookkeeper, data entry clerk, in-field quantitative market researcher
  4. Advertising & PR: event specialist sales, account executive, account representative
  5. Event Planning: event coordinator, event assistant, event planner
  6. News & Journalism: new editor, news writer, news producer
  7. Internet & e-commerce: social media coordinator, e-commerce manager, digital strategist
  8. Account Management: account manager, account executive, sales representative
  9. Computer & IT: IT project manager, systems engineer, business analyst
  10. Accounting & Finance: staff accountant, bookkeeper, accounting clerk

Flexible careers have become more mainstream. There are more and more companies accepting and integrating telecommuters into their business models. 2018 is an ideal time for job seekers to pursue their search for a better, more flexible work.


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