FlexJobs Highlights 25 Jobs with High Growth Potential -- and Flexibility -- for 2016

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Healthcare, IT and finance among top industries for flexible jobs

“Based on recent statistics, flexible working has grown considerably in recent years, and this research provides a great indication of what kind of flexible jobs will be in high-demand in 2016,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs.

To help guide job seekers interested in learning which careers will offer the most potential in 2016, today FlexJobs announced the top 25 flexible jobs with high growth potential for the coming year and beyond. Based on projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs listed below are highly rated in terms of job openings, their current and expected median annual salaries, growth potential, and flexible work options.

Millions of people are interested in flexible work, such as millennials, working parents, retirees, military spouses, people with health concerns, folks who live in areas with depressed or limited local economies, etc. A “flexible job” is defined as a job that has at least one flexible work option such as telecommuting arrangements, flexible or part-time schedules, or a freelance contract. Work-life balance, family, time saving and commute stress are the top reasons people seek flexible jobs.

“Based on recent statistics, flexible working has grown considerably in recent years, and this research provides a great indication of what kind of flexible jobs will be in high-demand in 2016,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs, the leading online service for hand-screened telecommuting and flexible jobs. “While some industries are better represented here than others, it’s important to note that flexible jobs are available across a wide range of career fields--from marketing to insurance, legal to healthcare, education to research, and many others.”

Comparing the jobs listed in Business Insider’s The Best Jobs of the Future and LifeHack’s Jobs with the Most Potential in 2015 and 2016 with FlexJobs’ flexible job database, the research team at FlexJobs has determined which jobs with high growth potential also come with flexible work options. Medical and health, computer/IT and software, and finance/accounting are the most represented industries on the list of flexible jobs with high growth potential for 2016.

Here are 25 high growth potential flexible jobs for 2016:

Accountant
Accountants work in a variety of capacities to help individuals and companies prepare tax returns, research tax issues, and perform budgeting, assessment, and reporting tasks.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time and part-time schedules, temporary and seasonal options, freelance options

Athletic Trainer
Working in a variety of locations, like sports medicine centers, gyms, health care companies, schools, sports teams, and medical centers, athletic trainers are responsible for providing patient care, performing injury evaluations, developing treatment options, and implementing rehabilitative athletic treatment plans.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, flexible schedules, temporary and occasional jobs

Auditors
Auditors are responsible for the examination, analysis, and interpretations of accounting records in a variety of circumstances.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time and part-time schedules, seasonal and temporary options, freelance options

Computer and Information Systems Manager
About this job: Systems managers work to plan, direct, and coordinator computer systems and their administrators.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting, short-term and long-term options

Computer Systems Analyst
About this job: For many different industries and clients, computer systems analysts are hired to configure and maintain application and system software, and diagnose and troubleshoot software issues.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time schedules, freelance options, short-term and temporary assignments

Elementary School Teacher
About this job: Elementary teachers plan lessons, lead students, create an environment conducive to learning, prioritize each student’s needs, and partner with parents and colleagues to manage curricula, materials, and goals.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time or part-time schedules, freelance or permanent options

Environmental Engineer
About this job: Environmental engineers are responsible for developing new solutions to assist companies, organizations, and government entities in bettering their environmental footprints and cleaning up previous environmental issues. Tasks include managing projects, writing reports, collecting samples, and more.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, part-time schedules, freelance jobs

Financial Manager
About this job: Depending on the industry and company, financial managers are responsible for developing financial plans and concepts, evaluating and resolving issues, and directing financial activities across organizations.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time or part-time schedules, freelance roles

Home Health Aide
About this job: As the population ages, home health aides are becoming increasingly in-demand. These professionals work to provide patients with in-home support for tasks such as meal preparation, ambulation, homemaking chores, and personal care.
Types of job flexibility offered: part-time schedules, occasional jobs

Lawyer
About this job: Lawyers work in a variety of capacities to help clients navigate the legal and judicial systems in the U.S. Opportunities are found in corporate, litigation, labor and employment, real estate, and many other areas.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting, short-term and temporary options

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
About this job: In home settings, hospitals, medical centers, and hospice care facilities, LPNs assist with patient care, telephone triage, patient treatments, and related activities. Current license required.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting, occasional and temporary options

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
About this job: LVNs maintain medical records, assist with call screening, help with physical exams, collect lab samples, and provide other support as needed. Current license required.
Types of job flexibility offered: full- and part-time, occasional work, flexible schedules

Market Research Analyst
About this job: Market Research Analysts work with a variety of clients to help strategy and market planning through research analysis. They design research instruments, collect data, conduct analysis, and issue reports.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time and part-time schedules

Medical Assistant
About this job: Certified medical assistants register patients, document medical notes, assist physicians, review medical charts, and assist with patient care plans.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting, occasional jobs

Nurse Practitioner
About this job: Nurse Practitioners (NPs) provide clinical oversight and coordinate patient care, as well as examine, diagnose, and treat patients, counsel and education patients, and prescribe medications. A master’s degree and current licensing is required.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time or part-time hours, flexible schedules, telecommuting, occasional and temporary options

Office Manager
About this job: Office managers are responsible for keeping offices in a huge variety of industries running smoothly. They manage support staff, assist with travel arrangements, manage office supplies and equipment, and much more.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, short-term and temporary options

Operations Manager
About this job: Operations managers are responsible for providing assistance to the functioning, planning, and directing of companies and organizations. They typically work closely with other departments like accounting, marketing, sales, IT, and others.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, temporary and short-term jobs, freelance options

Physical Therapist
About this job: Physical therapists work with patients with injuries to provide assessment, develop care plans, treatment options, and work with other healthcare providers.
Types of job flexibility offered: part-time, alternative, and flexible schedules, telecommuting, occasional job options

Registered Nurse
About this job: The responsibilities of a Registered Nurse include educating patients, performing procedures, and conducting medical assessments. They work closely with other members of the medical staff.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time and part-time schedules, occasional jobs

Software Application Developer
About this job: Application developers are hired to create software applications, develop and troubleshoot existing software, and assist with quality assurance testing.
Types of job flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting, freelance options, short-term jobs

Software Systems Developer
About this job: Software Systems Developers are responsible for developing operating systems, creating compilers, and developing network software, as well as maintaining these programs.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time and part-time schedules, freelance options, short-term options

Surgeon
About this job: Surgeons treat patients for a variety of injuries and ailments, and they also work in management and consulting capacities to help others in the profession with procedures, appropriate care, and claims reviews.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, part-time schedules

Survey Researcher
About this job: Survey researchers are typically responsible for designing, developing, administering, and analyzing surveys and studies for one or more clients.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, full-time and part-time schedules, flexible schedule options, freelance options

Web Designer
About this job: Web designers are responsible for developing a variety of web-related creative components like websites, newsletters, graphics, digital campaigns, and more.
Types of job flexibility offered: telecommuting, freelance options, full-time and part-time schedules, short-term jobs

Wholesale Sales Representative
About this job: Wholesale sales representatives are responsible for overseeing business relationships, maintaining existing accounts, and prospecting new accounts related to selling wholesale goods and services.
Types of flexibility offered: full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting

To learn more, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/25-high-potential-flexible-jobs-2016

To request additional information, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)com.

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 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and 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 hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility.

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