Remote jobs are booming:
It has become much easier nowadays to work from home, thanks to the new mobile phone era and high-speed Internet. More and more companies are now offering flexible commuting policies, leading to a remote job market boom.
This is great news! As flexible in-office hours and telecommuting are booming, employees now can create a sort of elusive work-life balance as they regain some of their time that otherwise would’ve been wasted in traffic. This is just the beginning of remote jobs boom for those who are interested in working exclusively from home.
That said, these work from home jobs are not created equal. The website FlexJobs, specialized in publishing this category of jobs and has an access fee for each listed job, annually releases a massive list of the top 100 companies (out of 51,000) that include the largest number of fully remote and part-time job openings since 2018.
Sectors with numerous remote jobs
Topping the list for career fields providing such remote jobs from home are sales, customer services, computer/IT, medical/health and education/training.
It’s worth noting that remote jobs in sales are on the rise, becoming for the first time the 3rd most represented career field, with companies such as Philips, Hibu and Enterprise Holdings.
Many traditional jobs are transitioning into remote environment jobs where work is performed via emails, computers, and phones.
High ranking job titles and job categories:
the high-ranking work-from-home job titles that are becoming more and more popular include engineer, writer, accountant, consultant, and teacher.
The fastest-growing job categories include insurance, math/economics and philanthropy/nonprofit.
Top list of remote companies:
Topping the list of 100 companies in 2019 is the Australian technology services company Appen, with over 20 years working with global companies.
Appen in numbers
- 600+ employees based in 9 offices across the globe
- Experience working worldwide in 130+ countries
- Expertise in 180+ languages and dialects.
- Access to over 1 million contractors working remotely
- 20+ years working with top technology companies worldwide
Among the top 10 companies rich in remote jobs comes Amazon, VIPKID and UnitedHealth Group. The newcomers to FlexJobs’ list include Abbott, Sanofi and Cisco, Williams-Sonoma, and Toyota.