The lure of remote work is obvious. You can save on the costs of a formal work wardrobe, lunch out and commuting.
Till now, you might have been limited in your choice of jobs. Some fields had an increase of more than 50 percent more remote jobs in the past year, according to FlexJobs.
If you dream of working remotely, you are not alone.
More than 4 million employees — slightly more than 3 percent of the entire U.S. workforce — work from home for at least half the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics, a telecommuting research site.
Some fields have more remote jobs than others. FlexJobs found that seven fields had high rates — more than 50 percent — of remote career opportunities over the last year.
Some of these rapidly growing career areas are somewhat surprising, since they aren't typically associated with remote work.
A "remote job" is defined as a professional-level job that allows the worker to work from home either entirely or part of the time. Other names for these types of gigs include telecommuting jobs, virtual jobs, at-home jobs and other similar names.
These categories have seen high remote-job growth in 2018:
1. Math and economics
Sample job titles include actuarial analyst, economics faculty member, mathematical programmer, data scientist and high school math teacher.