New Report by FlexJobs Highlights Medical & Health as Top Career Field For Telecommuting Jobs

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Data Indicates Healthcare Industry Offers Most Job Opportunities for Telecommuters

“Half of American workers hold a job compatible with telework and the majority of U.S. workers say they want to work at home at least part time, but some industries, like healthcare, have adapted more quickly than others,” said Sara Sutton Fell.

Based on an analysis of more than 30,000 companies and their job posting histories in 2014 in its database, FlexJobs reports that medical and health is the leading career field for telecommuting jobs. Earlier this year, FlexJobs released its 2015 top 100 companies likely to hire for remote jobs, of which nearly one quarter were healthcare-related companies. FlexJobs itself experienced a 26 percent increase in the number of telecommuting jobs posted over the last year. Telecommuting refers to work that can be performed from home and options may include contract, employee, part-time, and full-time positions.

“At Anthem, we know that in order to attract and retain top talent we need to provide flexible work opportunities, which include options to telecommute,” said Jessica Aguilar, director, Talent Acquisition at Anthem, Inc. “In fact, approximately 34 percent of our more than 50,000 associates work remotely. Our work at home associates support various areas of our business and value the opportunity to telecommute as a benefit of working at Anthem.”

Telecommuting is attractive to various demographics, such as millennials, semi-retirees, working parents, military spouses, people with health issues or disabilities, caregivers, and people looking for work outside of their local economy.

Here are 10 common job titles for telecommuting jobs in the healthcare industry:

Healthcare information specialist
Medical coder
Research scientist
Pharmaceutical representative
Nurse case manager
Medical director
Clinical program manager
Insurance representative
Patient advocate
Medical transcriptionist

“Half of American workers hold a job compatible with telework and the majority of U.S. workers say they want to work at home at least part time, but some industries, like healthcare, have adapted more quickly to telecommuting than others,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “By using telecommuting as an increasingly bigger part of their recruiting strategy, healthcare companies are able to expand their pool of quality candidates while also saving on overhead costs.”

Other healthcare companies hiring remote workers include UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Humana, CIGNA, CVS Caremark and others.

While the medical and health field offers many telecommuting jobs, other fields such as computer and IT, education, sales and customer service are also highly compatible with remote work.

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About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 100 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job-seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune and many other trusted media outlets.

About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With nearly 71 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 38 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit

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