Want to Work From Anywhere? Try These Companies

These employers offer a rare type of remote job, allowing you to work not only from home but from anywhere in the country.

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If you are looking to work from anywhere in the country, you have options — but they are relatively few and far between.

Some jobs offer the option to work from home. But the vast majority of these remote gigs — 95 percent — have a location requirement, according to Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, a job-search site.

This means they allow employees to work remotely but still require them to work in a particular geographic area.

Still, a select group of employers give you the option to work from anywhere in the country.

A recent FlexJobs analysis has identified companies where you’re currently likely to find an open position you can fill from anywhere in the U.S.

The website combed through its database’s job listings from the first six months of 2018, examining listings for jobs open to applicants based anywhere in the U.S. The top 10 employers for these types of gigs are:

  1. UnitedHealth Group
  2. SAP
  3. Anthem
  4. Fiserv
  5. Syneos Health
  6. PRA Health Sciences
  7. InVision
  8. Appen
  9. Grand Canyon University
  10. Western Governors University

For the full list of 30 companies, visit FlexJobs’ blog.

So, why is it so rare for companies to allow you to work from anywhere in the country? FlexJobs explains:

“There are several reasons why many remote jobs have geographic requirements that require remote workers to be based in a specific city, state, region, or country. These reasons can be due to legal or tax requirements, or simply because a company has a preference for teams to be located close to each other.”

To learn more about finding a remote job — while avoiding work-from-home scams — check out “Find Great Jobs With Companies That Want You to Work From Home.”

If you are more interested in working a flexible schedule, check out “The Top 10 Employers Filling Jobs With Flexible Schedules in 2018.”

What are your thoughts on or experience with jobs that offer work-life balance, such as by letting you work from anywhere? Let us know by commenting below or over on our Facebook page.

Karla Bowsher
Karla Bowsher
I’m a freelance journalist and former newspaper reporter who has covered both personal and public finance. I've worked for a top 50 major metro daily and a community newspaper as well as ... More


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