Top Industries and Careers for Work At Home Jobs

Substantial growth in telecommuting jobs over the last five years means that work from home jobs almost definitely exist in your career field.

Most people, when they hear about working from home, like the idea but aren’t sure how it could actually work for them. There are so many questions - are work from home jobs available in my career field? How do I find out what telecommuting jobs are available?

To figure out what jobs exist and how you can transition your career into telecommuting, let’s take a look at the top five industries for telecommuting jobs. The Flexible Jobs Index (FJI) is a monthly report that details the state of the flexible job market, including telecommuting and work at home jobs.

According to the September 2012 FJI just released, the following five fields have the most openings for flexible jobs. To give you an idea of what’s available , we’ve taken a look at some of the most common telecommuting jobs listed within each category. You can learn more about each job by just clicking its link—but there are lots more  at FlexJobs if these aren’t what you’re looking for.

Medical & Health

  • Medicare Sales Representative: Duties include making presentations, building book of business, working at health fairs and developing broker relationships.
  • Utilization Management Nurse: Licensed RN with managed care experience will review proposed medical services and plans of care and determine if medically necessary and appropriate.
  • Health Education Specialist, Senior: Provide consultation services for wellness programs and oversee program development and planning.

Customer Service

  • Customer Service Associate: The Customer Service Associate will work for healthcare organization conducting customer service activities on a full time schedule.
  • Travel Counselor: Coordinate business travel arrangements for corporate clients. Provide counseling to clients on efficient and cost effective routes, fares/exchange rates and visa/passport requirements.
  • Tech Support Technician I: Duties include troubleshooting/resolving customer issues and providing product/service information.


  • Administrative Assistant: Manage bookkeeping, make deposits, reconcile charges, take meeting minutes, manage emails & voicemails, track contributions, and other duties.
  • Scheduler: The PRN Scheduler will perform scheduling activities for patient tests, admissions, and authorizations while providing excellent customer services
  • Executive Assistant: Educational nonprofit seeking an individual to perform administrative duties/support & provide personal assistant support to the Executive Director.

Education & Training

  • Curriculum Developers: Part-time Curriculum Developers are needed to analyze discipline needs, gather data, develop curriculum outlines, and propose design tools for the discipline.
  • Science Teacher: Teach basic science related courses to students in grades 9-12.
  • Early Childhood Development Instructor: Part time virtual instructor position open to candidates with an advanced degree in Education and prior professional and teaching experience.


  • Sales Executive: Will be responsible for supporting new and existing insurance members while working full time and telecommuting from home.
  • Manager, Business Development: B2B sales hunter will use cold calling, prospecting, networking and relationship building to generate new business opportunities.
  • Inbound Sales and Care Representative: Duties include taking inbound calls & selling products/services.

While this overview provides a good idea of what’s available in the top five flexible job industries, there are over 50 job categories to browse at FlexJobs, so to find the type of telecommuting job you’re looking for, take a look at the new jobs posted every day in these 50 job categories.

Brie Weiler Reynolds wrote this guest post. She’s the Content and Social Media Manager at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings, and a former career advisor. At FlexJobs, Brie offers job seekers career and work-life balance advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media.

0 Comment | Add a Comment | Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , | Permalink

Leave a Reply