"The way we define work is continuing to change, and freelance work is increasingly--and deservedly--being taken seriously as a viable, professional career option," said Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and Founder of FlexJobs
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 20, 2016
Nearly 34 percent of U.S. workers now freelance, and amongst millennials that figure rises to 38 percent. With interest in freelancing growing among professionals, and employers hiring for more freelance workers, FlexJobs has identified companies recently hiring freelancers in five in-demand career fields for freelance job listings.
“The way we define work is continuing to change, and freelance work is increasingly--and deservedly--being taken seriously as a viable, professional career option,” said Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and founder of FlexJobs. “Freelance jobs can be a win-win for both companies and professionals, as it helps companies connect to the best talent for their projects and manage their staffing commitments in a more nimble way, while in turn allowing professionals to have more control over their career, schedules and workload.”
Half of freelancers value their work flexibility so greatly they would not consider taking a traditional job. 60 percent of the freelance workforce actually make more money freelancing than they did in traditional employment.
Companies that have frequently posted freelance jobs since May 2016 in five in-demand career fields for freelancers, plus examples of freelance job postings, are as follows:
Medical & Health: Carolinas Healthcare System, Altegra Health, and Calian have recently recruited freelancers for medical and health jobs. Clinical psychologist, medical coder, and clinical nurse are examples of recent freelance job postings in medical and health.
Education: Achieve Test Prep, K12, and Edmentum have recently recruited freelancers for education jobs. Virtual teacher, adjunct faculty, and instructional designer are examples of recent freelance job postings in education.
Project Management: Facebook, BBC Worldwide, and Razorfish have recently recruited freelancers for marketing jobs. Product manager, sourcing manager, and program manager are examples of recent freelance job postings in project management.
Computer & IT: VMware, IBM, and CompuCom have recently recruited freelancers for computer and IT jobs. Web developer, senior network engineer, and systems administrator are examples of recent freelance job postings in computer & IT.
Accounting & Finance: Royal Bank of Canada, American Express, and Bloomberg have recently recruited freelancers for accounting and finance jobs. Financial analyst, accountant, and fraud officer are examples of recent freelance job postings in accounting and finance.
The above categories do not include jobs from staffing agencies in order to highlight companies that hire freelancers directly. However, staffing agencies who hire a large number of freelance job in the FlexJobs database include Kelly Services, Real Staffing, Eagle, and Creative Group.
For more information, visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/in-demand-career-fields-freelancers/.
To request additional information, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs.com.
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. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.