The 20 Most Popular Work-From-Home Job Titles

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home was becoming increasingly common. In 2018, 3.6% of U.S. workers worked remotely half time or more, and remote work as a whole had grown more than 159% since 2005.

During the pandemic, though, a whopping 51% of employed Americans have transitioned to working from home. And now, more people are working remotely than ever before.

Despite the growth of remote work, the coronavirus has taken a considerable toll on the job market. With millions of Americans unemployed and the future of unemployment benefits uncertain, many out-of-work job seekers are looking for remote jobs that can weather the storm during challenging times.

Our research team spends roughly 100 combined hours every day searching for, screening, and posting remote and flexible job opportunities to the FlexJobs site. We analyzed the job titles for remote jobs in our database to identify 20 job titles most often associated with various remote work options, which include 100% at-home work, partial remote work or the option to work remotely.

The job titles that follow also link to postings classified as “remote — during pandemic.” We’re including these so job seekers can see what kinds of remote jobs are available both during the pandemic and beyond.

If you’d like to work remotely but aren’t sure which jobs would allow you to do so, this list of common job titles for remote jobs — along with average salaries — can give you some insight and ideas for remote-friendly careers.

20. UX/UI designer

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A UX/UI designer facilitates the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) of a product. Creating design flowcharts, producing code and scripts, and prototyping concepts are some duties of a UX/UI designer.

Average salary: $74,011, according to PayScale

19. Case manager

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Case managers assess patient or client needs and help find resources to help. This can include advocating for patients, providing guidance and education, and building relationships with patients and their families.

Average salary: $40,919, according to PayScale

18. Editor

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Editors correct typos and grammar and rewrite content to make it clearer and stronger. Editors may also pitch ideas, provide feedback to writers, and write headlines.

Average salary: $52,634, according to PayScale

17. Data analyst

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Data analysts use data to help companies make business decisions. Collecting data, analyzing and spotting patterns in data, compiling findings, and drafting reports are common duties.

Average salary: $60,562, according to PayScale

16. Nurse

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The growth of telehealth platforms that assist patients has made nursing a more common remote job. Nurses utilize phone, video conferencing, messaging and email to answer questions, instruct patients on treatments and provide advice.

Average salary: $64,656, according to PayScale

15. Territory sales manager

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Territory sales manager duties include developing sales prospects, creating sales strategies, maintaining customer relationships and meeting sales goals. This popular remote job is typically assigned to a specific region or territory and may require travel.

Average salary: $63,927, according to PayScale

14. Medical coder

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Medical coders assign codes to diagnoses and procedures on medical charts. These roles can be found within hospitals, clinics and physician offices.

Average salary: $42,282, according to PayScale

13. Web developer

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Web developers create attractive and functional websites using coding and graphic design skills. Expertise with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and APIs is usually necessary.

Average salary: $59,592, according to PayScale

12. Sales representative

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Selling products and services is the core duty of a sales representative. This role may require delivering presentations and demonstrations, participating in sales meetings and staying up to date on product information.

Average salary: $49,761, according to PayScale

11. Recruiter

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Recruiters seek out qualified candidates for open jobs. Common tasks can include writing and posting job descriptions, networking, interviewing candidates and onboarding new employees.

Average salary: $50,500, according to PayScale

10. Account manager/account executive

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Account managers and executives manage and oversee client relationships. They strive to generate sales by upselling and cross-selling, maintaining positive client relationships and handling client communications.

Average salary: $54,406, according to PayScale

9. Business development manager

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Business development managers find new business to increase revenue by writing proposals, finding sales leads and making sales pitches. This role requires communication and networking skills.

Average salary: $73,000, according to PayScale

8. Customer service representative

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Customer service representatives are focused on assisting customers or clients. Remote customer service reps utilize phone, email, chat or social media to answer questions, place orders and resolve issues.

Average salary: $38,848, according to PayScale

7. Project manager

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Project managers deal with tactical duties for company projects. They track deadlines and budgets, delegate duties, and ensure deliverables are completed.

Average salary: $74,263, according to PayScale

6. Program manager

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A program manager oversees tasks and projects that contribute to a company’s overall business objective. They ensure that strategies are implemented and consider the return on investment.

Average salary: $52,097, according to PayScale

5. Consultant

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Consultants help companies and organizations solve problems, find areas in need of improvement and finish projects. Consultants often need to have an area of expertise and many years of experience. Business, education, health care and IT industries commonly hire consultants.

Average salary: $87,489, according to PayScale

4. Writer

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Writers create various forms of content, such as articles, stories, ad copy, technical manuals and marketing collateral. Writers can find remote jobs with online websites, newspapers, magazines, blogs and other companies that need content.

Average salary: $49,837, according to PayScale

3. Teacher/faculty/tutor/instructor

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Teachers and tutors can work remotely to guide students in a variety of subject areas. Using online platforms, instructors, teachers and tutors work with students in a group setting or one-on-one to teach course curricula.

Average salary: $45,952, according to PayScale

2. Engineer

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There are various types of engineering careers: mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, computer, software and more. Engineers typically use science, technology and math to design machinery, computer software or technical equipment.

Average salary: $85,708, according to PayScale

1. Accountant

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Accountants help plan and achieve financial goals and ensure an organization’s financial documents are accurate. Creating journal entries, preparing invoices and handling accounts payable and receivable are some common duties.

Average salary: $51,218, according to PayScale

How to search for your work-from-home job

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Once you’ve had a chance to search through the job titles for remote jobs, you can utilize these strategies to refine your search and drill down to find your perfect position.

  • Search for variations on job titles. Because similar jobs can have different job titles, browse through the search results for similar job titles you’re interested in, and then add those to your job search. For example, employers often use teacher, educator and instructor interchangeably when hiring for teaching-related remote jobs.
  • Use your network. From former colleagues, clients and customers to your alumni association, friends and family, use your network to help you find work-from-home jobs. These valuable networking connections can be helpful for finding hidden opportunities and making referrals.
  • Incorporate social media. Social media has become a necessary part of job searching, and employers with large remote work programs often use social media to share information. Keep your profile(s) up to date and professional, stay active on different platforms and follow the companies you are interested in.

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