Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.
Demand for fully remote jobs continues to climb, and it’s not hard to see why — 65% of working professionals state that working from home full-time is their ideal work arrangement.
While competition for these roles increases between job seekers, there are a number of companies that are embracing the fully remote workplace, and that number will continue to rise.
To help job seekers identify the career fields that are poised to experience the most growth, FlexJobs analyzed the more than 50 career categories in its database, comparing the number of job postings for 100% remote jobs from January 2022 to December 2022.
The analysis identified the seven emerging remote career categories with more than 20% growth during this time period.
Top Growing Career Fields for Fully Remote Jobs
The list is sorted from highest to lowest growth and only includes fully remote jobs (professional-level jobs that work remote 100% of the time).
In addition to seeing some of the highest remote job growth rates, the categories on this list are part of the knowledge economy, which relies on ideas and information.
Thanks to improvements in technology and increasing demands from employees amid a competitive recruiting market, it’s likely that this momentum for fully remote jobs will continue its upward trajectory.
- Nonprofit & Philanthropy
- Medical & Health
- Accounting & Finance
- Project Management
How to Find a Fully Remote Job
Finding a fully remote job is slightly different than your traditional job search. These tips will help you succeed in breaking into remote work industries and identifying the right jobs.
What to Look for in a Remote Job Description
Before you apply, review the job description to determine whether the position really is 100% remote:
- Does the job description specifically say it’s 100% remote work?
- If it doesn’t say “100%,” does it specify how much time is spent in the office versus remotely?
- Does the job description mention that applicants must live in a specific location to apply, and does it explain why?
- Is it a remote job that requires a lot of travel or on-site work in other locations?
Also, research the job and the company before applying to make sure it’s not a scam. Sites like FlexJobs can give you the inside scoop.
How to Prepare to Apply
Your first impression is your application. To make the best one possible, ask these questions to make sure your resume, cover letter, and social media are job search-ready:
- How do I show remote work experience on a resume?
- What counts as remote work experience?
- How do I craft a remote job cover letter?
- Is my social media job search-ready?
What to Discuss During the Interview
Once you’ve made it to the interview, make sure you get a good idea of how this company runs its remote operations:
- What equipment is recommended or required for the job?
- What equipment does the company provide or reimburse for?
- What is the onboarding process for remote workers?
- How are remote meetings typically held (phone call, videoconference, audio-only, etc.)?
- If it’s a hybrid workplace, what does the company do to include remote workers?
- What is the primary method of communication, and what kinds of tools does the team use for communication and collaboration?
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