Most In-demand Jobs You Can Do Remotely

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When JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon called for his workers to return to the office and declared that remote work is not for people who want to hustle, an overwhelming number of people disagreed. Sympathetic to the well-respected company’s workers who have embraced the work-from-home setup, people across the globe began to chime in, revealing the prevailing sentiment about remote work.

A few weeks later, a handful of daring companies began holding the dreaded meeting where people are asked to come back to the office. Unsurprisingly, many employees didn’t take it lightly, with some even quitting their jobs the moment the decision was made known.

So why are people choosing to quit their jobs instead of giving up working from home? The obvious reason is that working from home saves Americans up to $5,000 a year, as opposed to working in the office, which involves long commutes, expensive dress codes, and meals. Some people have also chosen to move out of the city during the pandemic, which will make it harder for them to go back to the office. Add to that the fact that most people have embraced the new normal, and it would be hard for companies to compete with the freedom to take as many breaks as you want, wear whatever you want, maintain a healthier lifestyle, and to know that you always have control of your time.

Put simply, employees’ desire for flexibility is strong and is here to stay even long after the pandemic. But more importantly, the new normal has taught people that it’s certainly possible for people to hustle beyond the confines of a traditional office. It won’t matter as much if you’re working from a cozy home office. It won’t even matter if you like to travel to different places a lot and live in a customized motorhome.

In fact, the number of jobs being outsourced to freelancers is steadily increasing. So without further ado, here are jobs that can be done remotely and promise competitive rates and awesome perks.

HR and administration

More and more companies are realizing the benefits of building a remote workforce. Benefits include lower overhead, training, and onboarding costs, plus remote workers tend to be self-sufficient as they won’t get paid if they don’t work. And since companies are hiring remote workers or independent contractors in bulk, human resources and administrative vacancies are also steadily increasing. What’s more, many administrative and recruitment tasks can be done remotely.

Check out some leading HR and administrative jobs companies are hiring for remotely:

  • Global talent acquisition manager
  • Director of talent development and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Human resources operations administrator
  • Human resources analyst
  • Human resources business partner
  • Recruitment associate
  • Administrative assistant
  • Policies and procedures writer
  • Compliance administrator
  • Payroll/compensation analyst
  • Benefits specialist
  • Human resources generalist

Tech and finance

accounting staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to adopt leaner financial strategies and speed up their digital transformations. Thus, careers in tech and finance are in-demand, with endless options for remote and consultancy work. Here are the top jobs in these industries:

  • Finance lead
  • Director of technology
  • Director of accounting
  • Mortgage underwriter
  • Product manager
  • Digital payment project manager
  • Senior product designer
  • Design practice lead
  • DevOps engineer
  • Site reliability engineer
  • Cloud solutions architect
  • Database administrator
  • Security engineer
  • Quality assurance analyst
  • Salesforce administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Finance and business operations manager
  • Insurance and investment advisor
  • Impact and finance analyst
  • Accounting staff
  • Credit risk officer
  • Business development manager

Customer service/support

With a majority of people stuck at home, it’s not surprising that call centers are abuzz with tons of calls concerning bills, technical issues, and online orders. And due to the pandemic, call centers have been forced to adopt more flexible business models. In the coming months, we can expect customer support/service jobs to be available outside the cubicles and to people working remotely. So those with strong communication and interpersonal skills can apply for the following positions:

  • Call center agent
  • Chat support specialist
  • Virtual concierge
  • Virtual assistant
  • IT/technical support representative
  • Client relations associate
  • Customer service representative
  • Member services specialist
  • Social media customer care associate

Digital marketing

digital marketing

As mentioned above, more and more businesses have moved their operations online. That means that they’d need help from digital marketing experts. And the good news is that the industry holds plenty of opportunities for a lot of people, from the tech savvy to the creative. Here are the most lucrative careers in digital marketing:

  • Brand manager
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Content strategist
  • User experience designer
  • Social media manager
  • Social media associate
  • Graphic designer
  • Website designer and developer
  • Data analyst
  • Content writer/editor
  • Email marketing specialist
  • SEO/SEM specialist
  • Outreach coordinator
  • Bot developer

There are plenty of career opportunities out there for people who want to work remotely. And the fact that these industries have thrived during the pandemic is a testament to the fact that people can still hustle from home or anywhere in the world.

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