Top 9 hottest remote occupations and examples of your future salaries

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Are you considering a telecommuting job but unsure where to start? I hear you, transitioning to remote career can be tough, but do not worry, i am here to help you to get started with your research.

The post will help you to focus your career development efforts on the top occupations that offer the most telecommuting opportunities.

Check out my recent post about Telecommuting/Remote work – 6 ways telecommuting will benefit your life, your career, and your family

 

Top Telecommuting Occupations

 

9. Translation

Globalization and large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States will drive employment growth. Job prospects should be best for those who have professional certification.

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $49,930 annually
  • Job Outlook: 18% growth in # of jobs available before 2026
  • Hottest languages: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Sign Language
  • Education requirements: bachelor`s degree + professional certification
  • Sectors: healthcare and law
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

Common job titles:

Court Interpreter, Deaf Interpreter, Educational Interpreter, Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Paraprofessional Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Spanish Interpreter, Technical Translator, Translator

 

8. Management

Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and the expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations (Credit: BLS.gov)

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $104,240
  • Job Outlook: 8% growth or 807,300 new jobs
  • Education requirements: Bachelor degree
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

 

Samples of titles and pay:

  • Administrative Services Managers, $96,180
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers, $132,620
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers, $140,760
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers, $121,010
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers, $142,530
  • Construction Managers, $93,370
  • Financial managers, $127,990
  • Human Resources Managers, $113,300
  • Lodging Managers, $53,390
  • Medical and Health Services Managers, $99,730
  • Postsecondary Education Administrators, $94,340
  • Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers, $58,340
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers, 114,800
  • Sales Managers, $124,220
  • Social and Community Service Managers, $65,320
  • Top executives, $104,980

 

7. Customer Service

Employment of customer service representatives is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities should be good. Candidates with good customer-service skills, English language skills and who have experience using computer software applications should have the best job prospects.

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $32,890
  • Job Outlook: 5% growth
  • Education requirements: High school diploma
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

 

Samples of job titles and pay:

  • Computer Support Specialists, $53,470
  • Financial Clerks, $39,570
  • General Office Clerks, $32,730
  • Information Clerks, $34,520
  • Insurance Sales Agents, $50,600
  • Receptionists, $29,140
  • Retail Sales Workers, $24,340
  • Wholesale Sales Representatives, $61,660

 

6. Education

According to Virtual Jobs: “ Remote education professionals can find fulfilling, flexible jobs outside the classroom. There are a wide variety of online teaching-related jobs such as helping students with school-related issues, developing classroom curricula, implementing instructional programs, and selling textbooks and instructional materials. Thanks to steady growth and the rise of online learning, the demand for telecommuting educators, administrators, and specialists can also provide opportunities to earn a significantly higher salary.”

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $49,700
  • Job Outlook: 9% growth
  • Education requirements: Bachelor degree
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

 

Samples of job titles and pay:

  • Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers, $53,630
  • Career and technical education teachers, $56,750
  • High school teachers, $60,320
  • Instructional coordinators, $64,450
  • Middle school teachers, $58,600
  • Postsecondary teachers, $78,470
  • Preschool teachers, $29,780
  • Teacher assistants, $26,970

 

5.  Project Management

Project Management jobs demand will significantly outpace the number of qualified individuals. According to PMI “Job Growth and Talent Gap” Report. (Credit: Virtual Vocations)

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $75,474
  • Job Outlook: 2.2.M new jobs available by 2027
  • Education requirements: Bachelor degree
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Samples of job titles:

  • Information Technology Project Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Leads
  • Cost Estimators

 

4. Business Consulting

Demand for consulting services is expected to grow as organizations seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs. As markets become more competitive, firms will need to use resources more efficiently.

(Credit: BLS.gov )

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $83,610
  • Job Outlook: 14% growth
  • Hot sectors: IT, Healthcare
  • Education requirements: Masters
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

 

Samples of job titles and pay:

  • Accountants and Auditors, $70,500
  • Budget analysts, $76,220
  • Economists, $104,340
  • Financial analysts, $85,660
  • Market research analysts, $63,120
  • Operations research analysts, $83,390
  • Survey researchers, $57,700
  • Remote Business Consulting IT Analyst
  • Remote Organizational Development Consultant
  • Telecommute Professional Services Consultant

3. Account Management/Sales

Account manager involves the continuous nurturing of client relationships. Once clients purchase a company’s products or services, Remote Account Managers provide support and help expand the business by upselling and renewing contracts. In some companies, sales professionals also serve as account managers, but large enterprises usually separate such roles. (Credit: Virtual Vocations)

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $124,220
  • Job Outlook: 9% growth
  • Education requirements: Bachelor
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

 

Samples of job titles and pay:

  • Advertising Sales Agents, $51,740
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers, $132,620
  • Market research analysts, $63,120
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers, $114,800
  • Public Relations Specialists, $60,000
  • Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents, $67,600
  • Sales Engineers, $101,420
  • Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, $61,660
  • Remote Services Sales Representative
  • Telecommute Business Developer
  • Telecommute Regional Sales Director
  • Remote Territory Account Manager
  • Telecommute Technology Account Manager
  • Remote Customer Success Account Manager

 

2.  Healthcare

Most telecommute healthcare positions require formal education, training, telemedicine and clinical or occupation-related experience ( Credit: Virtual Vocations)

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $66,440
  • Job Outlook: 18% growth
  • Education requirements: Bachelor, Master`s preferred
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

 

Samples of Job titles and pay:

 

1. Information Technology

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection, and storage of big data, and information security. (Credit: BLS.gov)

Summary:

  • 2018 Median Pay: $86,320
  • Job Outlook: 13% growth
  • Education requirements: varies
  • Find more details about pay, work environment, how to become one, job outlook by state, similar occupations and more at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook

 

Samples of Job titles and pay:

  • Telecommute Front End Developer
  • Telecommute Systems Administrator
  • Remote UX Designer
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists, $118,370
  • Computer Network Architects, $109,020
  • Computer programmers, $84,280
  • Computer support specialists, $53,470
  • Computer systems analysts, $88,740
  • Database Administrators, $90,070
  • Information security analysts, $98,350
  • Network and computer systems administrators, $82,050
  • Software Developers, $105,590
  • Web developers, $69,430

 

Conclusion:

I personally recently landed an amazing job at the Fortune 100 Company in Computers/Technology sector, after working as a self-employed business consultant for five years. I have to admit, when you are in the right industry, the right company and perfect fit job, it makes a world of difference.

I sincerely hope the post brought you clarity about which occupations offer the most opportunities when it comes to remote and teleworking opportunities.

Next, we will discuss which top companies tend to hire remote employees. As usual, please feel free to comment, share, ask questions and link to the post. Thank you for reading and good luck on your journey.

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