FlexJobs Identifies the Top 10 Career Fields for Flexible Jobs

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Education, finance, and healthcare among hottest career fields hiring for flexible jobs in 2017

“Work flexibility gives people more control and freedom over when and where they work, which helps them better manage their career with other important life responsibilities,” said Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs.

With the number of U.S. job postings reaching an all-time high recently, and seasonal holiday hiring in full swing, there are many opportunities for job seekers to explore. To help those job seekers interested in finding flexible jobs, and in honor of the upcoming National Flex Day on Oct 17th, FlexJobs has identified the top ten job categories that have had the most flexible job postings in the FlexJobs database so far in 2017. A “flexible job” is defined as a professional-level job that has a telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, or freelance component.

“There are many reasons people seek flexible work arrangements, the most common being work-life balance, family, time/cost savings, and commute stress, and as our 6th annual survey revealed, workers are willing to exchange benefits like vacation time and employer-matching retirement contributions in order to secure a flexible job,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Work flexibility gives people more control and freedom over when and where they work, which helps them better manage their career with other important life responsibilities,” Sutton Fell concluded.

To identify the top job categories for flexible jobs, FlexJobs examined the volume of job postings across more than 55 job categories, ranging from entry-level to executive-levels and employee to freelance positions, featured in its database. Below are the top ten job categories that have had the most number of flexible job postings between January 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. Examples of companies hiring flexible jobs and common flexible job titles within those job categories are also included.

1. Medical & Health
-Kaiser Permanente, UnitedHealth Group, and PAREXEL have recently recruited for flexible jobs in medical and health.
-Clinical trial manager, medical coder/remote coder, clinical research associate, and coding auditor/reviewer are some common flexible job titles in this category.

2. Education & Training
-Connections Education, Kaplan, and Grand Canyon University have recently recruited for flexible jobs in education and training.
-Adjunct faculty/instructor, online teacher, and online tutor are some common flexible job titles in this category.

3. Computer & IT
-VMWare, Guidewire, and Leidos have recently recruited for flexible jobs in computer and IT.
-Systems administrator, business systems analyst, network security engineer, and technical support specialist are some common flexible job titles in this category.

4. Administrative
-Kelly Services, LiveOps, and Ajilon have recently recruited for flexible jobs in administration.
-Administrative assistant, office manager, and office coordinator are some common flexible job titles in this category.

5. Sales
-SAP, SalesForce, and AT&T have recently recruited for flexible jobs in sales.
-Territory sales manager, sales representative, and account executive are some common flexible job titles in this category.

6.Customer Service
-Williams-Sonoma, Sutherland, and Doist have recently recruited for flexible jobs in customer service.
-Customer service representative, client manager, customer care representative, and customer support agent are some common flexible job titles in this category.

7. Accounting & Finance
-PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accounting Principals, and WinterWyman have recently recruited for flexible jobs in accounting and finance.
-Financial analyst, accountant, bookkeeper, and payroll specialist are some common flexible job titles in this category.

8. Project Management
-Pearson, TEKsystems, and Technology Consulting have recently recruited for flexible jobs in project management.
-Project manager, project coordinator, and product manager are some common flexible job titles in this category.

9. Account Management
-ON24, Blackline, and Chef have recently recruited for flexible jobs in account management.
-Account manager and account executive are some common flexible job titles in this category.

10. Bilingual
-LanguageLine Solutions, Nielsen, and Colt have recently recruited for flexible jobs in bilingual.
-Interpreter and translator are some common flexible job titles in this category.

For more information, please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/top-10-career-fields-for-flexible-jobs/ or 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 two 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.

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