14 of the Most Common Remote Jobs & Annual Salaries, as According to FlexJobs

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In a recent press release by the world’s favorite remote jobsearch site, FlexJobs identified “14 of the Most Common Remote Jobs” and the average annual pay per position. This list was based on data gathered from within an ever-growing database of work-at-home positions and key factors were highlighted for each of those positions. Additional data was gathered at PayScale.com, and annual salary data was determined in relation to those factors.

The bottom line is this.

As millennials continue to take the workforce by storm, a preference for out-of-office experiences has become the norm. As opposed to sitting behind a wooden desk in a stuffy office environment, many companies are finding value in providing the younger, more vibrant demographic with a more satisfying work-life balance. Contrary to reports that these professionals are being underpaid, as in contrast to previous generation s , these numbers show that some companies still value their workforce and aren’t against compensating them accordingly.

According to the FlexJobs’ 7th annual survey on remote candidacy, 97% of all applicants said that “a job with flexibility would have either a huge improvement or a more positive impact on their overall quality of life.” 28% percent went on to discuss how they were very willing to take a pay cut in exchange for the option to telecommute. They would rather deal with computer-related issues than wear-and-tear on their vehicles, traffic jams and long trips to a physical office location.

Businesses are finding that happier employees, means increased productivity. Work is taking place in record time and with greater quality, overall. Teamwork is less dreaded, as everyone stays connected through cloud-based systems and always-on technology. Collaboration increases, and performance thrives. Not only that, but they are saving money by cutting costs to overhead expenses and salary expectations.

“With many more job openings than workers to fill them, job seekers can better leverage the current tight labor market to land a job that offers the opportunity to work remotely, which has become a high priority for today’s workforce,” explained Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “As leaders in the remote work industry, we want job seekers to be aware that the remote job marketplace covers more than one or two industries, and remote jobs are available across different career levels as well,” she concluded.

FlexJobs revealed that “securing a new job is often cited as a common New Year’s resolution, and with historically low unemployment rates in the U.S., job seekers are in excellent positions to find a job with a flexibility that helps them better achieve work-life balance, such as those that offer work-from-home options.” They went on to discuss the fact that “77% of workers said they’d be more likely to accept a job offer if they knew they could work remotely at least some of the time.” FlexJob helps job seekers find remote opportunities on both a full-time and part-time basis.


1.     Account Manager | Average: $52K/year
Account managers can be found at a variety of companies. 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.

2.     Accountant | Average: $50K/year
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.

3.     Bookkeeper | Average: $41K/year
Bookkeepers typically prepare financial reports, allocate and verify accounts, reconcile accounts, perform audits, and more. Bookkeepers are often needed to work from home and usually require previous accounting experience.

4.     Business Development Manager | Average: $71K/year
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.

5.     Client Services Director | Average: $87.5K/year
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.

6.     Customer Service Representative | Average: $37K/year
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.

7.     Developer | Average: $70K/year
Software developers can come with 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.

8.     Medical Coder | Average pay $41K/year
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.

9.     Nurse | Average: $63K/year
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.

10.   Online Tutor | Average: $35K/year
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 subject being tutored is typically required.

11.   Speech Language Pathologist | Average: $60K/year
Speech-language pathologists provide speech therapy services by conducting evaluations, creating treatment plans, and writing progress reports. Remote speech pathologists are most often hired by medical or educational companies and utilize online software and video conferencing to perform tasks from home.

12.   Teacher | Average: $46K/year
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.

13.   Virtual Assistant | Average: $35K/year
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.

14.   Writer | Average: $49K/year
A quintessential work-from-home job, writers can find jobs writing on a wide variety of topics and for a wide variety of companies. Those wanting freelance or part-time options can find a plethora, while full-time employee positions exist as well.

Disclaimer: All job descriptions were provided by FlexJobs.com and unaltered to provide our readers with more accurate insight, directly from the source.

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LinkedIn, CareerBuilder and Indeed Amongst Many Making Big Data Changes to the Job Search Industry for 2016

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s World News Column

LinkedIn (News – Alert), like so many other job search companies, are reworking their madness to compete against big data analytics. According to TechCrunch reports, LinkedIn will slowly be rolling out changes in the way LinkedIn looks and is currently being used. Actually, only 10% of LinkedIn’s 400 million-member database will get first glance of this platform before the official rollout, which is set for early next year.

As for LinkedIn’s main focus for the upcoming New Year, job listings will become more informative and more social, allowing users to compare themselves against previous applicants and employees at the company. More information about the company will be given, too.

It’s not quite clear how much more information will be given, but competing against Glassdoor will be a challenge for 2016. On Glassdoor, users are gathering in mass to tell their horror stories and testimonies at previous jobs, as well as salary, job descriptions and even searching out new jobs while on the same visit.

Keeping pricing the same it has always been for recruiters and hiring managers using LinkedIn to find new talents, the social network is including upgrades to recruitment products and a broader reach of potential new hires. They are even offering many users a free 30-day trial to use this service.

LinkedIn, amongst a class action lawsuit, is working real hard to make LinkedIn the go-to for job search, talent acquisition and professional development. They are revamping many of the tools we have grown to love, including our ranking amongst others at our company, seeing who has viewed our page and much more!

LinkedIn, however, isn’t the only job search company making big changes as of late. Both Indeed and CareerBuilder have set forth big change in this recent year. Not only are all three companies spewing out tons of content on how to market yourself as a professional, which jobs are on the rise and where people should start when looking for a job, they are breaking down very insightful data into industries that we never really paid much mind.

Much research and emphasis has been put on the self-employed and freelancer, as they compete with sites like FlexJobs and UpWork, who are constantly connecting the self-employed with clients and companies looking for freelancers.

In October, CareerBuilder and Broadbean came together to unveil a new solution challenging human resources and claiming to “remodel recruitment.” They are connecting people through the same single sign-on that so many of our social networking favorites, like LinkedIn, have been doing for year. They are using this to allow CareerBuilder to search across internal applicant tracking software (ATS), external job boards and professional networking sites. This saves sourcing costs and finds fresh talent that meets their exact needs.

Professional Resume Writing Companies stand to gain new customers from this new system, because it isn’t easy to get through tracking systems. There is truly a science in “breaking the code” for getting through these systems, placing yourself ahead of other qualified professionals in your industry. For CareerBuilder, the TalentStream Sourcing Platform is only one of many initiatives by CareerBuilder this year.

Also in October, the company started a new website offshoot, Find Your Calling, that has been connecting entry-level grads with their dream job, based on interests and personalities. This service is actually a result from meeting at the White House, proposing ways to help the youth find successful career placement, after coming to the realization that student loan debt is hindering the potential of our growing millennial generation.

And, most recently, Indeed decides to launch a new product designed to discover top tech talent, Indeed Prime. This produce is set to match engineers, designers and product managers with employment, based on specializations, coding skills, education and work experience.

Additional credentialing comes from a host of coding competitions open to anyone in the US in helping to discover “hidden talent.” This is a sigh of relief for those natural talents that did not attend a top university. Winners of these challenges are paired with access to opportunities at Fortune 500 companies, a $5K sign on bonus and a talent coach to support their hiring process.

In 2016, it seems that our favorite job sites have our back in digging us out of the unemployment crisis. As markets are increasing and demand for quality professionals is growing even greater, employers and employees will see a big change in an upcoming year. There are many who have shunned globalization in the past. Those are the same people that will be amazed in seeing what the new markets will bring.

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