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Top 5 Career Fields Hiring for Telecommuting and Flexible Jobs from FlexJobs

Date: October 7 2011

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 07, 2011
FlexJobs' Flexible Job Index (FJI) for September shows big fluctuations in the top 25 fields hiring for telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible employment. Notable changes include an 87% increase in Data Entry jobs and a 32% decrease in available Writing jobs. The top five fields with the most flexible jobs include:
1.     Medical & Health
2.     Education
3.     Sales
4.     Computer & IT
5.     Administrative
In contrast, it’s been a tougher month for job seekers hoping to secure flexible employment in fields that saw a decrease in job listings, including Writing (which saw a drop of 32% in available job postings as mentioned), Web Design (with a drop of 23%), and Graphic Design (with a 22% drop).

On the positive side, applicants searching for jobs in Data Entry found 87% more postings in September than in August. Additionally, the other top career fields that gained the most volume of telecommuting and flexible job postings in September were Accounting & Finance (up by 28.4%), Consulting (up by 27.8%), Business Development (up by 20%), and Customer Service (up by 15%). The increases reflect growth in the number of available jobs in these fields.

“In our recent data, we’ve continued to see strong growth in professional fields that people might not typically associate with telecommuting and flexible jobs," Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs stated. "But the truth is that telecommuting and flexible jobs are much, much more widespread than they’re given credit for.”

Along those lines, FlexJobs highlights some of the surprising jobs amongst their hiring for new telecommuting job listings in September, including: Marine Species Observer (telecommuting and flexible schedule), CEO (telecommuting), State Director of Nursing (telecommuting and flexible schedule), and a History & Ethnic Studies Instructor (part-time and telecommuting).

The ongoing Flexible Job Index demonstrates the growing diversity in the employment market for flexible jobs, and provides reliable data on top career fields that offer work flexibility. Data includes positions listed on the site directly by employers as well as jobs found by FlexJobs’ trained staff of researchers who scour hundreds of online sources, including industry blogs, employer websites, job boards, job feeds, and more. Only professional jobs that can both be confirmed as legitimate and as having some kind of work flexibility (telecommuting, part-time or flexible schedule, or freelance contracts) are included in the job database.

The interactive Quarterly Flexible Job Trend Report can be viewed by visiting For media inquiries, please contact Chelsea Gladden, Chelsea(at)flexjobs(dot)com or 1-866-991-9222 x 4.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for hand-screened and professional flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings. FlexJobs gives job-seekers an ad-free way to find legitimate jobs quickly, easily, and safely. A proud member of the Better Business Bureau, FlexJobs skilled research team provides quality job leads in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time. FlexJobs is a green, carbon-balanced company which is leading the way to the future of work by promoting telecommuting and flexible jobs that allow people to enjoy work and life in environmentally sustainable ways.


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