Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
Jobs perceived as more typical for flexible work experienced several months of declining job postings, but rebounded in January with notable increases. According to FlexJobs’ Flexible Job Index, some of the biggest jumps were in Graphic Design which had a 36% jump in jobs available, followed by Web Design with a 28% increase, and Writing with a 21% increase.
“January job posting data has come in strong, and we’re happy to see an increase in new job opportunities for the creative fields,” Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs stated.
On the flip side, consulting saw a dip with a 32% change in employment postings. Other categories that saw declines in volume include Insurance, Customer Service, Accounting & Finance and Administrative.
Medical & Health continued its streak of being the category with the most abundant flexible job listings available of the 50 career fields studied. Overall, the top 5 job categories with the most available job openings in January were:
Medical & Health – 7.6%
Education & Training – 6.1%
Sales – 5.5%
Computer & IT – 4.8%
“Medical jobs have been growing across the board, but it’s worth pointing out that many of them offer flexible work options such as telecommuting, part-time or alternative schedules. There are flexible jobs in case management, nursing, pharmaceutical, health education, lab work, and the list goes on!” shared Fell.
Released monthly, the 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, 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.
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.