FlexJobs Announces Top 25 Flexible Career Trends

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Leading site for flexible work listings releases quarterly report with a breakdown of highest volume career categories for open positions.

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“We want to help raise awareness about the depth and variety of flexible jobs," Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs said.

Data regarding flexible job market trends for the top 25 career fields with the most open telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs is now available to the public through FlexJobs. Recent analysis of this data concluded that the Medical and Health career field leads the flexible job market with the highest percentage of open jobs across 25 fields. Openings in the Sales and Education fields are second and third respectively.

In July, the Art and Creative field had the biggest jump in overall volume, growing 36 percent. Education also grew by 32 percent. The category with the biggest drop in job volume was Engineering, with a decrease of 43 percent.

"Every quarter, thousands of available telecommuting, part-time, flexible schedule, and freelance jobs are listed on FlexJobs, and we are excited to be able to release the job trends for industries that are the most active in hiring for flexible work,” stated Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “We want to help raise awareness about the depth and variety of flexible jobs, and we will continue to evaluate flexible employment trends both quarterly and monthly.”

The ongoing reports demonstrate the growing diversity in the employment market for flexible jobs and will provide 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 websites to gather this data from industry blogs, employer websites, online job boards and feeds, and many other sources. 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 the job database.

“FlexJobs is the biggest and most trustworthy resource for flexible jobs, and we have been researching jobs in this industry for over 4 years. This is the first time we have released data publicly, in part because our data-tracking has found an increase in many surprising professional fields,” Fell added.

The interactive Quarterly Flexible Job Trend Report can be viewed by visiting 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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