14 Common Work-From-Home Jobs

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This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.

When you think of the best types of careers for remote jobs, data entry, editing and IT positions probably come to mind. And while those are great jobs for remote workers, there are so many more options out there.

Below, we’re listing out 14 of the most common remote work-from-home jobs in the FlexJobs database, along with their average yearly pay based on information from PayScale. This list will not only give you a better idea of the types of positions that remote companies most often hire for, but each job title also links to remote jobs that are available on FlexJobs right now.

Good luck with your job search!

Account manager

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Average annual pay: $54,526

Account managers work at a variety of companies, and their tasks typically involve managing client accounts and relationships. Account managers may ensure client deliverables are met by running status meetings or giving presentations. Some account manager roles may involve sales and travel.

Accountant

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Average annual pay: $51,388

Accountants handle a multitude of financial-related tasks such as invoices, billing, taxes, payments and more. Remote accountants can typically work from home easily utilizing general accounting or company-specific software.

Bookkeeper

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Average annual pay: $43,175

Bookkeepers typically prepare financial reports, allocate and verify accounts, reconcile accounts, perform audits and more. Bookkeepers often work from home, and positions usually require previous accounting experience.

Business development manager

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Average annual pay: $73,367

Business development managers typically work to gain new clients and business via phone, emails, in-person meetings and video calls. Most remote business development managers need to have sales experience, and some positions may require specific knowledge of an industry.

Client services director

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Average annual pay: $88,982

Client services director positions involve handling client relationships. Duties typically include making sales pitches, developing client relationships and identifying client needs. While there are many remote work offerings, many client services director jobs do require travel.

Customer service representative

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Average annual pay: $39,007

Remote customer service representatives assist customers via email, phone, chat or social media. Customer service reps typically find themselves answering product questions, helping resolve problems and potentially selling services to customers as well.

Developer

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Average annual pay: $71,590

Software developers have a variety of titles, such as front-end developer, back-end developer, iOS developer and JavaScript developer, to name a few. Typical duties include programming, developing and architecting software, websites, apps or products.

Medical coder

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Average annual pay: $42,294

Medical coders assign and validate appropriate procedural and diagnostic codes in a medical setting. Specific certifications are often required, such as RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC or CPC-H.

Nurse

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Average annual pay: $64,806

Remote nurses provide support via phone or video conferencing to answer patient questions. Some travel to patients’ homes to provide care. Remote nurses need to be excellent communicators and able to coordinate with doctors and other medical professionals in a virtual capacity.

Online tutor

Online tutor
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Average annual pay: $35,960

Remote tutors are needed for all grade levels, including college. Tutoring can be conducted via phone, email or video chat, and a bachelor’s degree or expertise in the tutoring subject is typically required.

Speech-language pathologist

Speech language pathologist
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Average annual pay: $61,443

Speech-language pathologists provide speech therapy services by conducting evaluations, creating treatment plans and writing progress reports. Most often hired by medical or educational companies, remote speech pathologists utilize online software and video conferencing to perform tasks from home.

Teacher

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Average annual pay: $49,624

Remote teachers utilize online platforms to teach students via video or voice. Much like in-person teachers, virtual teachers may grade student work, hold conferences with parents and provide one-on-one student assistance.

Virtual assistant

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Average annual pay: $40,974

Virtual assistants provide administrative support to individuals, teams or companies. Some tasks include handling correspondence, answering phones, booking travel, helping customers or clients and more.

Writer

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Average annual pay: $50,151

A quintessential work-from-home job, writers can find jobs writing on countless topics and for a wide variety of companies. Those wanting freelance or part-time writing options can find a plethora of remote positions, and full-time employee jobs exist as well.

Anything but common

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With more companies transitioning to long-term remote work every day, common remote work-from-home jobs are more plentiful than ever. Log in to FlexJobs today to find the remote job that’s uniquely suited for your skills, experience and goals. Not a member yet? Take the tour and learn more!

Every year, FlexJobs analyzes the job posting histories of companies in our database to identify the top 100 companies that posted the most remote-friendly jobs during the previous year. Check out our 2020 list of the top 100 remote-friendly companies to help you find your very own job search success.

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