‘Tis the Season for Flexible Administrative and Writing Jobs

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FlexJobs’ November 2011 Flexible Job Index breaks down available employment opportunities with telecommuting, part-time, and other flexible work options by career field; Perennial top category medical & health jobs overtaken by administrative jobs.

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It’s definitely interesting that medical jobs are down during the winter months.

Flexible job listings in the administrative career field rose a stunning 32% in November, surpassing the long-standing top category of medical jobs, according to the just-released Flexible Job Index for November 2011. FlexJobs, the leading source for professional part-time, telecommuting and other flexible positions, found that of the top 25 career fields hiring for flexible jobs, these industries rounded out the top five in terms of volume:

1. Administrative - 6.7%
2. Medical & Health - 6.3%
3. Customer Service - 5.6%
4. Education & Training - 5.1%
5. Computer & IT - 5.0%

In addition to the administrative career field, writing jobs saw a large jump with an increase of 29%. Drops include medical and health jobs, down almost 2% after being the top field for three consecutive months.

“It’s definitely interesting that medical jobs are down during the winter months,” Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs noted. “And, frankly, we were surprised to see an increase in writing jobs during a notoriously slow time of year.”

The five career fields that experienced the largest drop in the volume of flexible jobs include:

1. Account Management – 27.2%
2. Insurance – 25.0%
3. Medical & Health – 21.8%
4. Consulting – 16.0%
5. Art & Creative - 14.7%

The ongoing Flexible Job Index report demonstrates the growing depth and variety in the employment market for telecommuting, part-time, and other flexible jobs, and provides reliable data on top career fields that offer work flexibility. Data includes positions listed on the site directly by employers as well as jobs found by FlexJobs’ trained staff of researchers who scour hundreds of online sources, including industry blogs, employer websites, job boards, job feeds, and more. Only professional jobs that can both be confirmed as legitimate and as having some kind of work flexibility (telecommuting, part-time or flexible schedule, or freelance contracts) are included in FlexJobs’ job database.

The Flexible Job Index can be viewed by visiting http://www.flexjobs.com/trends. For media inquiries, please contact Chelsea Gladden, Chelsea(at)flexjobs(dot)com or 1-866-991-9222 x 4.

About FlexJobs

FlexJobs is the leading online service for hand-screened and professional flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings. FlexJobs gives job-seekers an ad-free way to find legitimate jobs quickly, easily, and safely. A proud member of the Better Business Bureau, FlexJobs skilled research team provides quality job leads in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time. FlexJobs is a green, carbon-balanced company which is leading the way to the future of work by promoting telecommuting and flexible jobs that allow people to enjoy work and life in environmentally sustainable ways.

To find out more about FlexJobs, visit http://www.FlexJobs.com.


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