If you’re new to working remotely, you will be surprised how many different industries and skill sets are now in demand for remote work. If you have a background or interest in any of the below fields, you can find companies willing to hire you to do remote work.
Use your training first As with any job search, you’ll do best if you have experience in the industry. Start your search with your own job history and network to see whether a remote position exists — you’ll often find they do! If you’re looking for a fresh start, the industries below are some of the biggest employers in the remote-work world. While many jobs are available to those with an existing background in the field, plenty of the jobs below accept entry level applicants — especially if you are tech savvy and willing to learn.
Healthcare and Medical If you have a background in health and wellness, there are a ton of remote jobs available in this field. Insurance coding, billing, nursing, and more is now being done remotely.
Customer Service This is a great option for entry level positions with room for growth! Lend your people skills over the phone or computer to provide customer service for one of the many companies hiring remote customer service specialist.
Educational / Training Remote education is a hot field. If you enjoy teaching people new things, you could work in a virtual classroom or doing remote presentations. In addition, good writers will find lots of work creating content and guides. It helps to have a background in the kind of work you’ll be teaching, but it is not always required!
Tech Jobs It should come as no surprise that one of the biggest online industries are tech and IT jobs. With positions that naturally lend themselves to telecommuting, tech companies are often looking for coders, IT professionals, developers, and designers. If you have a degree Information Technology, you could start working remotely as a systems administrator or data scientists.
Sales If you could see yourself making sales calls from home, this is a possible industry for you. Experience is often preferred but not required. Some remote sales jobs require limited or frequent travel (locally or covering a larger market).
Finance Entry level and experienced CPA’s alike can find jobs working remotely in finance. Most entry level jobs still require proficiency with Excel or other bookkeeping software.
Data Entry, Transcribing, Translating, etc. There are plenty of true entry-level positions in these areas for those looking for remote work who do not otherwise have a strong preference for the industry in which they work.