But according to remote job search engine FlexJobs, 14 remote jobs in particular dominate the landscape of work-from-home opportunities.
Here are the most common remote jobs, according to FlexJobs, and how much they pay, according to PayScale:
Average pay: $27,872/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $32,760/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $34,112/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $35,713/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $36,233/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $48,159/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $48,489/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $49,749/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $51,181/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $60,132/year
FlexJobs description: 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 professional in a virtual capacity.
Average pay: $69,313/year
Average pay: $71,233/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $79,268/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Average pay: $87,575/year
FlexJobs description: 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.
Client services director topped FlexJobs' list as the most common remote job posting. Fortunately for job seekers, PayScale reports that workings in this role make an average of $87,575 a year.
Nurse is the fifth most common remote job opportunity according to FlexJobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects there to be a significant increase in demand for nurses over the next decade. CNBC reports there will be 64,200 open positions for nurse practitioners positions by 2026.
Education specialists like teachers and online tutors also made the list. Both of these roles allow workers to harness modern technology so that they can help a wide range of students learn, practice and perfect academic skills.
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