The top industries and careers that are typical in remote work. In a technology driven workplace, many jobs can be completed from anywhere with an internet connection. The author lays out which jobs lend themselves well to remote work, and explains that the number is increasingly growing.
- The only way I can get paid to build a house is if I'm actually on site with a hammer and a nail. It's just one of those things that is tough to do remotely. However, working on a computer, and doing social media can be done anywhere there's an internet connection. In this video, I want to give you an idea of some of the common jobs that you can do remotely. This will help you determine if some of your skills might be suitable for that remote position. Some computer jobs like research and data entry are in high demand.
For example, at the company I work for, Flex Jobs, we have a team of researchers and data entry specialists locate and screen remote job opportunities and then enter them into our database. These positions are ideal for task-oriented people that are able to stay focused and are pretty efficient. Marketing, which is my expertise, is another profession that requires independence and the ability to get things done without direct and constant oversight. Perfect for telecommuting. As a marketing specialist, I need to know about search engine optimization, social media, PR, and advertising.
These are all things that can be accomplished as long as there's internet connection. Graphic design is also a great remote job, as they build things like logos, and work on website layouts, and help create marketing materials. I've worked with many designers in a remote environment, and usually the work involves brainstorming and design, and going back and forth on those elements, and then pushing those things live. So, graphic design jobs in marketing, technology, and other industries really do lend themselves to remote options for communicating and for delivering the finished product on a variety of remote-friendly platforms.
I've worked in remote customer service and business development roles before, and most of the duties involved require telephone and email work. Bringing in new business, keeping customers satisfied are really the primary duties of customer service and sales reps, and these duties can easily be performed from a home office. Plus, it helps if you have great interpersonal skills, a calm demeanor, and are okay with talking as a part of your core job. And software development is another field that just makes sense for telecommuting work. Since developers only need the right technology and a dedicated space to create and design software for clients across a wide range of industries.
And, one of the oldest professions, writing, has been a natural work-from-home profession since, well, forever. An often solitary career, which is how writers kind of like it, writing is yet another area where technology offers a myriad of options for communicating while the work is bring produced. So, you just heard a bunch of jobs that are suitable for remote work, however, do not be discouraged if your profession wasn't listed. This is really just to give you an idea of what might be out there. I've heard of remote job postings for neurosurgeons, or remote biologists, and even environmental conservationists.
And the common thread I really want to get across, is that with the right tools, these jobs can be done remotely.
- Preparing for your remote job hunt
- Setting up a productive workspace
- Finding remote jobs
- Avoiding scams
- Crafting a remote resume
- Interviewing for a remote job
- Negotiating salary
- Staying motivated