FlexJobs Reports Computer & IT, Medical & Health Are Top Career Fields for Telecommuting Jobs

Share Article

Nearly 40% of companies on FlexJobs' list of the top 100 companies hiring telecommuters in 2016 are in the computer/IT and healthcare industries

"It’s important to keep in mind that there are opportunities for remote jobs across almost all careers, such as marketing, legal, government and education,” said Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs

Based on its annual Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting and Remote Jobs, FlexJobs reports that computer/information technology and healthcare are the top career fields for telecommuting job listings. 20 of the telecommuting-friendly companies are computer or information technology-related, while 18 telecommuting-friendly companies are in the healthcare industry.

FlexJobs’ annual top 100 companies list is based on an analysis of over 40,000 companies and their telecommuting job posting histories in FlexJobs’ database during 2015. To be considered, companies had to offer a telecommuting-friendly component to some of their jobs, such as an arrangement to telecommute entirely, or part of the time, as an option.

"The computer/IT field has historically been a leading career area with opportunities for telecommuting and remote work options, which isn’t surprising given the technology it takes to support remote work options. On the other hand, medical and healthcare jobs are newer to the scene, but in the past decade have shown remarkable growth with work flexibility and telecommuting,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “While these industries represent the the top two categories, it’s important to keep in mind that there are opportunities for remote jobs across almost all careers, such as marketing, legal, government and education,” she concluded.

Dell, Deloitte, Apple and SAP are among companies hiring for variety of remote positions in the computer/IT industry. Some current work-from-home jobs in computer/IT include: software architect, IT analyst, developer, programmer and security engineer. Remote jobs in the healthcare industry include pharmacist, nurse, case manager, coder, and medical network manager, with companies such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana, Anthem and CVS Health hiring.

For the complete list of the top 100 companies to watch for remote jobs in 2016, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/100-top-companies-with-work-from-home-jobs-in-2016

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

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Kathy Gardner
+1 (203) 253-9531
Email >
Visit website