By Craig Johnson, Clark Howard
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If you’re thinking about switching careers or just starting out in the work world, you may be wondering what career area to pursue based on your experience and education.
One thing you may also want to consider is how flexible you need or want your future job to be. Can you work from anywhere? Can you make your own schedule? Can you “share” a job with someone else?
Flexible jobs site FlexJobs.com recently released a list of some of the fastest-growing career categories that offer flexibility in terms of location and work hours. The list covers jobs advertised on the site that grew by 20% from March to September 2020.
Let’s take a look at eight career categories offering flexible jobs that have grown quickly since the coronavirus pandemic began.
These Are the Fastest-Growing Flexible Job Careers
Mortgage & Real Estate
Accounting & Finance
Computer & IT
If you’re looking for flexible work, your timing has never been better, says Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.
“The value of remote and flexible work has never been stronger or more apparent than right now, as the ‘world’s largest work-from-home experiment’ has proven effective at keeping millions of companies afloat and people employed during the global coronavirus pandemic,” says Sutton in a written statement.
Note: FlexJobs is a job search website that focuses on identifying legitimate job postings, but it’s not free. The service charges $14.95/month because a real person reviews every single job posting to help you avoid bogus listings and scams. If you are interested in any of the jobs on this list, try visiting the specific company’s job site directly or read this article from Team Clarkbefore you sign up for FlexJobs.
Flexibility used to be a rare perk in the job world, but with so many people working from home due to the pandemic, it’s a new paradigm in the working world.