The Top 50 Part-Time Work From Home Jobs

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FlexJobs ranks the top 50 job categories that offer the most work-from-home jobs with part-time schedules.

The 'back to school' season often generates an increase in stay at home moms (and dads) looking for part-time work once their children are in school for much of the day.

For job seekers looking to work from home on a part-time basis, FlexJobs has identified the top 50 job categories that had the most open positions in the last year. The list was compiled by analyzing job listing data from September 2013 through July 2014 for jobs that offered part-time hours and the option to work from home. According to FlexJobs’ CEO Sara Sutton Fell, job seekers who are most interested in these types of flexible jobs include mothers, retirees, caregivers, military spouses, graduate students, people with disabilities, and any professionals interested finding better work-life balance.

The "back to school" season often generates an increase in stay at home moms (and dads) looking for part-time work once their children are in school for much of the day. In a FlexJobs survey last year of working parents, 33% of respondents said that having their children back in school was a reason for their job search. Additionally, 82% said that having a flexible job was "very important" to them as parents of school aged children.

For parents and other audiences looking for flexible work, here are the top 50 part-time work from home job categories over the past year:

1.    Computer & IT            
2.    Medical & Health        
3.    Customer Service        
4.    Education & Training    
5.    Web & Software Dev        
6.    Writing                    
7.    Inbound Call            
8.    Call Center                
9.    Teaching                
10.    Sales                    
11.    Bilingual                
12.    Online Content            
13.    K-12 Teaching        
14.    Project Management        
15.    College & University Teaching        
16.    News & Journalism        
17.    Manager                    
18.    Research                
19.    Insurance                
20.    Nursing                    
21.    Analyst                    
22.    Technical Support        
23.    Internet & Ecommerce    
24.    Medical Coding            
25.    Consulting                
26.    Accounting & Finance    
27.    Marketing                
28.    HR & Recruiting            
29.    Editing                    
30.    Administrative            
31.    Business Development    
32.    Account Management        
33.    Travel & Hospitality    
34.    Science                    
35.    Math & Economics        
36.    Data Entry                
37.    Client Services            
38.    IT Consulting                            
39.    Case Management            
40.    Translation                            
41.    Virtual Admin            
42.    Human Services            
43.    Sales Representative    
44.    Art & Creative                        
45.    Graphic Design            
46.    Pharmaceutical            
47.    Nonprofit & Philanthropy
48.    Web Design                
49.    Advertising & PR        
50.    Entertainment & Media    

“Of course these flexible job options appeal to any job seeker searching for better work-life balance,” Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs shared. “But it’s worth noting that these types of schedules and available positions are an eye-opener for any parent thinking about returning to the workforce now that schools across the country are back in session or about to start. Many people don’t realize they can work part-time from home in a legitimate, professional-level job during school hours.”

For moms in particular, part-time work-from-home jobs can be a step back into the workforce or a chance to find better balance if they're already working. Pew Research found that 47 percent of all moms say their ideal situation would be to work part-time, and 44 percent of moms currently working full-time would rather work part-time.

For people at or near retirement, part-time work-from-home jobs may be necessity. The Federal Reserve just released statistics that show that almost 20 percent of people aged 55 to 64 years have zero dollars saved for retirement. And almost half of current retirees, and 72 percent of those near retirement, will need or want to work at least part-time, rather than retire completely according to a new study.

“There are several full-time jobs offering the option to telecommute as well,” added Fell. “But we thought it was especially timely to view the different part-time options now that school is back in session.”

For more information on the list of 50 top work-from-home job categories and job details, visit:

About FlexJobs

FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With job listings in over 50 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 a half million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Good Morning America, among hundreds of other trusted media and is a proud partner in the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative.

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